SBP to Issue Fresh Currency Notes From 1st June, 2018

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The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will issue fresh currency notes to the general public from June 1 to exchange with old ones for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, the central bank’s spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

According to the banking source, the currency notes will be issued from 1st June to 14th June. The spokesman Abid Qamar said that a separate press release will be issued in coming days for disclosing more details to the public on this service.

The SBP in collaboration with Pakistan Banks Association (PBA) set up SMS short code 8877 for issuing fresh currency notes.


Click Here to Find Out Branch Codes For Fresh Currency Notes for 2018

A person intending to get new currency notes would send a message to 8877 along with his CNIC number and branch code of selected bank. The system will respond with sending transaction number and branch address.

How to Get Fresh Currency Notes

The process can be read here to avail fresh currency notes from banks branches:

SBP Fresh Currency Notes

Charges of sending an SMS to 8877 are Rs. 1.5 (plus tax)

Under the SMS service, each CNIC number and mobile phone number can only be used once. No transaction code will be issued to senders if they send same CNIC/smart card number from different mobile numbers or addresses.

A help desk has also been established at (021)- 111-008-877 to entertain queries/complaints of the general public.

The subscriber would have to present his original CNIC at the time of receiving fresh currency notes. Each subscriber can exchange and get three packets of Rs10, and each package of Rs. 50 and Rs. 100.

This facility will be available at 1,535 commercial bank branches and SBP offices located in 132 cities.

Last year, fresh currency notes of Rs. 342 billion were released by the central bank. The response had been overwhelmed from the public as a large number of people sent their requests and a section of the majority could avail fresh currency notes of various denominations from designated banks branches.

The process can be read here to avail fresh currency notes from banks branches.

    • I’m told this is a cultural practice and has nothing do with your religion. After all images of humans are not allowed in islam but these notes carry the Quaid’s image.

  • As A Result More And More Karachi People Will Be Robbed In Buses, On Streets, By Khidmat Aap Ke Police, Begging Industry People,
    Infront Of Banks And Their Homes …..
    Cause They’ll Have Money With Them.

    Sahi Kahtay Hain ‘ Karacbi Tou Dubai Hai Criminals Aur Punjab Walon Kay Leay ‘.

      • InshaAllah Jab Aap Aur Aap Kay Ghar Walay Lotaay Jayeein Gaay, Tab Aankhein Khulain Geein Aap Ke.

        Abhi Tou Kuch Saal Wait Kejeay, Jab Ye Faqeeroun Kay Chotay Bachay Jo Abhi Tou Sirf Ap Sai Jhapat Kar Paisay Maangtaay Hain, Baray Honay Kay Baad Kya Kuch Karein Gaay Aap Kay Sath, Tab Batayeeay Ga Aur Ye Bhe Pher Jaaneeay Ga Kay Aatay Kahan Sai Hain Ye Karachi Mai !

        • Bhai ji karachi mein snatching aur dacoities wahin k Shurafa k ba adab bachy karty hain aur Punjab se mazdori k liye jany wala mazdoor kasoor war thehraya jata hai bechara… Is baat ka sab ko pata hai k mangny waly bachy kis kbhain..

    • Adhoora kam krnay ki adat hai…. “Sub se pehlay yeh news Pro-Pakistani mai share kr rahay hain”. Bhai news daini ho to poori diya kro.. Adhi khabar fasad ka bais banti hai… Be careful.


  • adhora kaam…. i have tried to call 4 times provided phone number in this circular.. its disconnected every time after 3/4 second sbp recording. shame on SBP.

  • Where is the list of branch code? is this correct branch code of karachi KHI044

  • can anyone tell me, k transaction id kub recieve hogaa..meney aj 8877 pe text kia ha, but abi tak transaction id recieve ni huwi

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