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KARACHI – State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has launched SMS service for issuance of fresh currency notes to the general public on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.


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The fresh notes will be available from designated commercial bank e-branches and the sixteen field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation, Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday.

Under this facility, a person may send an SMS message along with thirteen digits CNIC with the desired e-branch ID to short code 8877. In return, the person will receive an SMS containing redemption code, e-branch address and the code validity period.

The customer may then approach the e-branch concerned along with his/her original CNIC/Smart Card, a photocopy of the CNIC/Smart Card and the transaction code received from 8877 to obtain fresh currency notes.

The charges for the service are 1.50/- ruppees plus tax, per SMS. An individual can obtain three packets of ten rupees and one packet each of 50/- & 100/- as per availability of stock.

The branch IDs of designated e-branches are available at SBP website http://www.sbp.org.pk.