SBP revises bank timings amid corona

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday revised the office and public dealing hours of banks.
The central bank said that in line with the decision of National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC) to contain the spread of Covid-19, the SBP will observe the following office hours, which will also be followed by all banks/DFIs/ MFBs till further orders:
According to the notification, bank office hours on Monday to Thursday will be from 9:00am to 2:00pm without any break, while on Friday, the timing will be from 9:00am to 1:00pm without any break.
The banks/MFBs have been advised to observe the following business (banking) hours for public dealing: from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Monday to Thursday without any break and from 9:00am to 12:30pm on Friday without any break.
Previously, the SBP issued bank timings during Ramazan on April 12, 2021. However, new timings shall supersede the instructions contained in BPRD Circular Letter No.10 dated April 12, 2021. – TLTP

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