SBP Launches SMS Service for Issuance of Fresh Currency Notes on Eid-ul-Fitr

State Bank of Pakistan in collaboration with Eocean Private Limited has introduced an SMS service for issuance of fresh currency notes to the general public. The Fresh notes will be disbursed through 150 e-branches of commercial banks across selected cities of Pakistan.

The move is aimed at further facilitating the general public in acquiring fresh currency notes on the eve of forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.

The issuance to the general public through Mobile SMS service will commence from July 8, 2015 (20th of Ramzan).

How to Avail the Service?

Under this facility, a person will be required to send an SMS message comprising his/her CNIC/Smart Card number along with desired bank branch code [e.g. CNIC Number (space) branch code] to 8877.

The branch reference codes of nominated e-branches are available at SBP website and PBA website. In return, the person will get SMS containing his transaction code, branch address and transaction validity date.

This transaction code will be valid for a maximum of two working days. The person will approach concerned bank branch along with his original CNIC/Smart Card and short code received from 8877 and get the defined quota of fresh notes.

It may be mentioned here that the quota of fresh notes to be issued comprises of one packet each of Rs.10/-, Rs.20/-, Rs.50/- with an optional packet of Rs. 100/- as per availability of stock with the concerned branch.

It is also notified that a person can get fresh notes quota only once from his mobile phone number using his CNIC/Smart card number during the whole of Ramzan, 2015.

Charges for Service:

The charges for these services are Rs. 2/- plus tax, therefore, people are advised to avail the facility only once since additional SMS will only add to their cost. This process is started on experimental basis for obtaining fresh currency notes and depending upon its success, it will be expanded to more cities.

For any complaint, the general public may call at SBP helpline at 021-3245-5470 and 021-3245-5125.

  • Muhammad Aamir

    *SBP Launches…

  • saadwarraich

    what will they get the fresh notes against? is it money for money? its unclear whether the service is to have more cash available before eid when ATMs go empty or it is for those who like fresh bills just for the heck of it…

    • chota bacha

      New notes for eidi obvs.

    • Keyboard Monkey


  • Lame

    Pfft.. just use an ATM.

    • Shahzaib Rehman

      Don’t you get it, Genius?
      If is meant to be used as Eidi for kids.
      And ATM won’t give you a note smaller than Rs500. :P

  • farid masood

    how many notes are in a packet? how much does these packets cost?

  • Islamabad

    I tried sending an sms but didnt receive any reply :(

    • Salman Qamar

      Same Here.

      • Sami

        Same here

  • Salman Qamar

    Tried with different mobile numbers for different family members, no reply.

  • Waheed

    cnic number to send 8877 with dashes or without dashes?

    • Sanad Liaquat

      Sent without dashes

  • Mian Farhan Mahmood

    Sent and got a reply. Yapiii…lol…. Definitely its for kids eidi.

    • Salman Qamar

      How much time it took to get message

      • Muhammad Azeem

        i always get invalid format.

        i send :

        12345-12345678-1 2250
        12345-12345678-1 225

        plz confirm if some thing is wrong..

        • SAUD

          Bhai send like this:
          12345123456781 225

        • Anwaar Ul Haq

          your banking code is invalid

    • Umair

      bhai jan plz send me format

  • waqas

    i sent SMS but no reply :(

    • Sanad Liaquat

      You might have sent it before the service commencement date of 8th July. I just tried and it works.

      • Awais

        Sir Can u send me Gujrat City Branch Codes ??

  • Anwar Ahmed

    Where to find the bank branch codes how you guys sending text with out branch code