The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that the fresh currency notes for Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 will be available between May 20 and May 31, 2019.
The SBP said that the new currency notes will be available at 1700 branches across 142 cities. People can also visit the State Bank’s sixteen field offices to get fresh notes.
The central bank has launched an SMS service in this regard. Interested people can register themselves through this service before visiting the designated branches to avail the new currency notes.
How to Register for New Currency Notes?
The registration method is simple; just type your CNIC number along with the branch code of the nearby bank and send it to 8877. Charges for this service are Rs. 1.5 plus tax/SMS. The message format is “CNICe-branch code.”
Once the process is completed, the consumers will receive an SMS with information about their Redemption Code, E-Branch Address and Expiry Date of Redemption Code. The redemption code will be valid for two working days as per the mentioned dates in the SMS.
Upon receiving such a message, you can visit the respective bank branch with your original CNIC, its photocopy, and the Redemption Code received through 8877 SMS.
The top bank has mentioned that it will not entertain multiple requests from one mobile number.
Branch Code List
How Many Bundles Can One Acquire?
The State Bank has restricted the maximum issuance of currency note bundles for the public. As per the latest updates from the central bank, each consumer can receive as many as 3 bundles of Rs. 10 bank notes and one bundle each of Rs. 50, and Rs. 100 currency notes.
Further, the system shall provide the fresh currency notes on a first come first serve basis and new bookings will be closed once the system reaches its capacity.