One of the most important thing during Eid ul Fitr is to get new currency notes to give Eidi to your loved ones. As always, The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has made the announcement that the fresh currency notes for Eid ul Fitr will be available from May 20 to May 31, 2019.
The SBP has also launched an SMS service in this regard. Interested people can register themselves through this service before visiting any designated branch to collect the new notes.
How to register
You just have to write your CNIC number along with the branch code of your nearby bank and send the SMS to 8877. Rs. 2 plus tax per SMS will be charged for each message. The SMS format will be “CNICe-branch code.”
Upon completion of the process, the sender will receive an SMS with information about their Redemption Code, E-Branch Address and Expiry Date for Redemption Code.
Upon receiving such a message, you can visit the respective bank branch with your original ID card, along with its photocopy, and the Redemption Code received via SMS.
The State bank of Pakistan also stated that the new currency notes will be available at almost 1700 branches across 142 cities.
However, fresh notes will also be available at State Bank’s 6 field offices.
Branch Code List
Note: The SBP has not yet released the list of branches for the current year. However, Consumers can check the list from http://www.sbp.org.pk/. But, you have to wait till 20th May to send the SMS. We will also update you further in this regard.
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