Banks to Remain Open on Saturday Sep 10th, 2016

Due to Eid Holidays next week, State Bank of Pakistan has advised all banks across Pakistan to remain open on Saturday, September 10th, 2016.

It maybe recalled that not all banks operate on Saturdays, but due to extended Eid-ul-Adha holidays starting Sunday till Wednesday, the central bank has now mandated all banks to remain open for consumer banking on Saturday as well.

A SBP advisory said, “It is advised that “ALL” branches of commercial banks & MFBs will remain open on Saturday, 10th September, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM in order to cater the banking needs of general public. Banks & MFBs are accordingly advised to ensure that their branches should strictly observe the aforesaid timings”.

Below is the notification that SBP issued in this regards:



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  • بینکوں کی ہفتہ کے دن کی چھٹی ویسے ہی ختم ہونی چاہیئے۔ اس سے کاروبار کا بڑا ہرج ہوتا ہے۔ بلکہ اتوار کو بھی بینک کھلنے چاہیئیں۔ کم از کم کائونٹر تو کھولے جا سکتے ہیں۔ آخر ٹیلی ویژن، ریڈیو، ریلوے، ایئر لائین وغیرہ بھی تو ہر روز کام کرتے ہیں۔

    • Reply by a bank employee:
      We earn little, pay full taxes and work from 9AM to 8PM daily without break. Please note that bank’s do not work in ‘Shifts’.
      While businessmen are requested to:
      Pay full taxes, share some portion of profit with their employees, have proper working hours. Most of privare business people come to their office at 12PM and expect to have services of their employees till midnight…… please at least recognize your staff and people who serve you (including bank employees) as human beings.

      • I second you. Either the salaries of bank employees should be increased by 2x or their job hours should strictly be 8 hours.

        While, the behavior of bank employees should be same for all customers, I usually see the bank employees giving royal treatment to customers with high deposit and giving a bad face to customers with little or no deposits.

        • You are quite right about service but issue is our role in society is to provide service, whereas internally even cashiers are chasing targets.
          Its harsh but bankers work to earn profitability to their organizations although they are instructed to smile all the time.
          In real world even Air Hostesses cannot keep smiling to all passengers. Some make them rude and some make them cry.

        • I also second you on the part of duty time. A cash office leaves bank on 8-9PM.

          Bank closes at 5PM. There should be automatically closing entries instead of doing some extra work.

  • بنیادی حقیقت یہ ہے کہ بینک عوام کی خدمت کے لیئے ہیں۔ اگر حالات کار ناسازگار ہیں تو یہ اندرونی انتظامی مسئلہ۔ ہے۔ آخر ٹیلیویژن، ریڈیو، ہوائی جہاز، ریل گارڑیاں وغیرہ سب 24 گھنٹے چلتے ہیں۔ وہاں عملہ کو ہفتہ وار چھٹی بھی ہوتی ہے۔ اسی طرح کا نطام بینک بھی نافذ کر سکتے ہیں۔

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