Banks to Remain Closed for Public on January 1st 2018

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will observe 1st January 2018 as a bank holiday and it will remain shut for all sort of public dealing.

A press release issued on Wednesday said that the central bank of Pakistan will observe a bank holiday and will not entertain public on the upcoming Monday.

Moreover, all banks, including Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), and Microfinance Banks (MBFs) shall, therefore, remain shut for public dealing on the same date.

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SBP’s Press Release states:

All banks / Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) /Microfinance Banks (MFBs) shall, therefore, remain closed for public dealing on 1st January, 2018.

However, all employees of the banks / DFIs / MFBs will attend the office on Bank Holiday, treating it as normal working day (except for public dealings).

New Year’s Day in Pakistan is celebrated with fervor across a multitude of culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse communities.

Banks are closed for the general public but not for their employees.

  • 01 Jan Ko Aaam Tateeel Ka Elaan Karona Only Banks Q.

    • Waleed Shahzaib


  • Xahid

    I don’t understand the Bank holidays, they are already closed on every occasion, and then This…
    1st January, 1st June?, 1st July, 1st May, God knows when they work for public.

    • Faisal

      Xahid, I have never seen you appreciate something, all you do is to spread negativity!

      Jis Tan Laagi, O Tan Jany, Koi Na Jany Peer Parai!

      Banks close hoon gy but employees will be working to close the accounts and perform certain calculations!

      1st July is start of a Financial Year as per government practice, no holiday on 1st June, and 1st May is Labour Day across the world!

      So I humbly request you to stop whinning and be positive

      • Faisal


        • But Bank have Leave Benefits You Can tale Paid Leaves :
          OtherThan Banking Sectors Paid Leaves Option Nahi Hai Majority Main

          • M Waseem Akhtar

            LFA is not available in all banks.

            • LFA Not Available not all sectors but you can going to leave in a year at least 15 to 30 Days
              As HMB SCB Soneri Bank HBL (Knowing Person) going to Annual Leave Half & Full MONTH (Paid Leave)

              • M Waseem Akhtar

                Continuous leaves of 10 days is SBP restriction. Practically many employees have to attend office during leaves.

                • Hmmmmm Ye Rules SARE Industry Sectors K Liye Hona Chahyeh tha

                  • M Waseem Akhtar

                    Mandatory leaves due to monetary fraud risk.

      • Xahid

        hahaha, Don’t be upset, its a fun post ;->
        But that’s unfortunate, you didn’t see my positive posts.

    • Bank Walo Ki MAZE Hai (Wo Jo Bank Main Job Karna Chahte hai)
      Bank Ki Job Main Kuch Nahi Rakha (Wo Jo Bank Main Job Kar Rahe hai)

      • Xahid

        Bank ki job main sirf “Sood” rakha hai!

        • Not For All Department :
          Banks Main Jo Kaam Qarz Lene Dene Se Rleated Ho to Na jaiz hai.
          OtherWise Agar Dusra Koi Job Na Mile to Koi Bank Main Koi Dusra Kaam Kar Sakte hai Magar Dusri Job Ki Talash Jari Rakhna Hogi : Jaise He Dusra Mile To Bank Job Leave Kar Le

        • All Industry have giving us Salary & Benefits Under “SOOD”
          Company K Finance Wale Banks Se Interested Lete hai Aur Salary Unhi Interest Ka Dete hai : Na K Apne Jaib Se
          In Short Bank Directly Dealing with “SOOD”
          Other than Banking Sector Indirectly Dealing with “SOOD”

          • Xahid

            Indirectly sood is something you cannot change, but you can definitely control the direct sood.

            • Yeah Agreed :)
              But Banking K Bina Not Possible for Growing Industry & Country On today

    • M Waseem Akhtar

      Bankers have longest non stop working time throughout the year from 9 to 6 officially and from 8:45 to 7:30 practically in normal working days. People cannot even bear their two relaxed working days…….

      • Yeah Not 7:30 Even Rat K 10 Baje Bhi Un K Sath Baith Main Kam Kar Raha tha (Me As A Customer & Bankers)