State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has finally released the list of branches — and respective branch codes — from where Pakistanis can get fresh currency notes this Eid ul Fitr, 2017.
SBP not only reduced the fee of SMS to Rs. 1.50 per request but it has also doubled the number of bank branches for facilitating masses from where they will be able to obtain fresh currency notes of various denominations for the purpose of Eidi (Gift).
It must be noted here that customers’ request may not necessarily entertained as every branch will have a certain quota for the issuance of fresh currency notes.
An individual can obtain three (03) packets of Rs.10/- and one packet each of Rs. 50/- & Rs. 100/- as per availability of stock.
How and Where to Send SMS
Under this facility, an individual may send an SMS message, comprising of his/her 13 digits CNIC number along with the desired branch ID.
A reference text message will look like following:
3130205839863 (space) KHI005 and send this to 8877.
KH1005 is a branch code, that can be obtained from the list below.
After sending this message, customer will get a response through an SMS, and will be notified with a code that he/she will have to present at the bank for getting fresh currency notes.
In case of no response or decline in the request — in case the quota for fresh currency notes for that particular branch is reached — customer will have to send a new request with another branch id.
Branch Codes for Fresh Currency Notes:
You can download the list of branch codes from this PDF file.
Please note that you can pick a branch near your place and send it in SMS.
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has doubled the number of branches to 1,000 this year from 500 of last year. These designated branches are based in 120 different cities of various commercial and specialized banks.
It is also notified that each CNIC number or mobile phone number can only be used once.
The issuance of fresh currency through Mobile SMS service will commence from 12th June and will continue till 23rd June, 2017.