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

Every year during Ramzan, State Bank of Pakistan launches a service which allows citizens to acquire new currency notes for Eid-ul-Fitr. SBP has continued the trend this year and has announced the new note service in collaboration with Pakistan Bank Association (PBA).

Only last year SBP issued new currency notes worth of Rs. 249 billion and in 2015 this figure was stand on Rs. 154 billion.

The service will be available across Pakistan and the public will be able to get the notes by using a short SMS code.

The issuance of new currency notes will begin on 12th June 2017 and continue till 23rd June 2017.

How to Avail the Service?

To make use of the service, you need to send an SMS to 8877 with your CNIC number along with a branch ID number in the following format:

CNIC number (space) branch ID

Upon receipt of the above information, you will receive an SMS with your transaction number, the address of the branch where you can get the fresh notes and the date to visit the branch. You will also be required to bring your CNIC along with a photocopy of the card.


Read: Get List of Branch Codes for Issuance of Fresh Currency Notes


The new fresh note service will be available at 1000 commercial bank branches and State Bank offices across 120 cities.

Complaints will be registered at 021-111 008 877 during working hours.

Quota Per Person

A person will only be allowed to receive an allocated quote of fresh notes.

The quote comprises of 3 notes of Rs. 10 and 2 packets each of Rs. 50 and Rs. 100 notes.

Points to Note

  • SMS messages will charged at Rs. 1.5+ tax
  • One person can only avail the service once during the whole month of Ramzan
  • One mobile number can only be used with one CNIC. Every person would need to use separate mobile numbers.
  • In case the date to visit the branch is missed, the transaction will become invalid.
  • Bank branch codes and State Bank’s Branch IDs are different.

You can check out the bank branch codes for the new notes service here.

He is the Editor-in-Chief at ProPakistani. Reach out at aadil.s[at]propakistani.pk


  • BUT WHERE IS THE BRANCH ID LIST? I SEARCHED IT ON SBP SITE AND ON OTHERS PORTALS BUT NOT FOUND…… BRANCH ID LIST.?

  • The links just lead to home pages of SBP and PBA websites, not to the list. And I wasn’t able to find the link to the branches list on the websites either.

    • This is copy paste of article which was posted on propakistani last year without corrections.
      Here notes should be replaced by packets.

    • 18000 rupe
      3 bandal 10 wale 3000
      And 1 bandal 100 wala 10000
      Or 1 bandal 50 wala 5000
      Total 18000

  • جب خبر پرانی ہو جاتی ہے تو یہ صاحب تب پوسٹ کرتے ہیں

  • not getting any reply also, list of ebrach-ids is not updated for this year on SBP website. also there is no news about fresh currency for this year on SBP website. its fake article based on previous years

  • to all members branch ID and E branch id is not same so you need to be sure E-Branches are selected branches for issuance of currency notes and their codes are unique as well .

  • lol, do people not read things properly? or we have a habit of asking just for the sake of it. The service is not going to start until 12th, so no use of sending messages or inquiring the Branch codes yet.

  • Each person can get maximum 18,000/- Rs fresh cash, on his own ID:

    three packets of 10/-Rs notes = 3000/-Rs
    one packet of 50/-Rs notes = 5000/Rs
    one packet of 100/-Rs notes = 10,000/-Rs

    • Yes, but selected branches.. list will be available soon on SBP website..
      Askari bank branches with codes updated on its website

  • Branch list has been issued. Google per search kren fresh note on sms…sab details ajae gi

  • I do not know Rajan pur HBL branch code for fresh currency please inform me for that.

  • i have send wrong bank id to 8877. how can i change it.i want to receive fresh currency in mia003 but i send mia001 to 8877.
    anyone help me.

  • Download the branch codes list from my site.

    www . zaheer-abbas . com / List-E-Branches.pdf


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