SBP Issues Branch Codes for Release of Fresh Currency
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has at last publicised the list of branches — and particular branch codes — from where the residents of Pakistan can get fresh currency notes on the occasion of this Eid ul Fitr 2017.
SBP did not only reduce the charges of SMS to Rs. 1.50 per request but it has also twofold the number of bank branches for assisting the masses from where they will be able to attain fresh currency notes of numerous denominations for the purpose of Eidi (Gift).
It is worthy to note that the customers’ request may not of necessity be entertained as each branch will have a limited quota for the issuance of fresh currency notes.
A person can obtain three (03) packets of Rs.10/- and one packet each of Rs. 50/- & Rs. 100/- as per accessibility of stock.
Where to Send the SMS
With the use of this facility, an individual may send an SMS message, consisting of his/her 13 digits CNIC number beside the wanted branch ID.
A reference text message will look like following:
3130205839863 (space) KHI005 and send this to 8877.
KH1005 is a branch code, which can be obtained from the list below.
After this message is sent, the customer will receive an SMS in response and will be informed with a code that he/she will have to be present at the bank to receive their fresh currency notes.
In the case of no retort or declination of the request — lest the quota of fresh currency notes for that particular branch is already reached — customers will have to send a fresh request with some other branch id.
Branch Codes for Fresh Currency Notes:
Users can download the list of branch codes from the PDF file given here.
It is noteworthy to mention that that one can pick any branch near their place and send an SMS to it.
The number of branches has been doubled to 1,000 this year from 500 of last year. These selected branches are located in 120 different cities of numerous commercial and specialized banks.
It is also informed that each CNIC number or mobile phone number can only be utilized only once.
The issuance of fresh currency through SMS service will initiate from 12th June and will carry on till the 23rd of June, 2017