State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi has issued the official Notification letter on 16th May, 2021 in connection with SBP New Office Timing during Lockdown 2021.
Effective from May 17, 2021, the State Bank of Pakistan will revert to normal office hours, which shall also be followed by all banks / DFIS / MFBs as under:
Office Timing During Lockdown
|Mondays To Thursday||09:00 AM To 05:30 PM (With prayer/lunch break from 01:30 PM to 02:15 PM)|
|Friday||09:00 AM To 06:00 PM (With prayer/lunch break from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM)|
Further, banks / MFBs may prescribe business (banking) hours for public dealing as per their business requirements subject to observance of business (banking) hours of SBP Banking Services Corporation as a minimum benchmark for this purpose.
Banks / DFIS/ MFBs are advised to ensure compliance with above-mentioned timings in letter and spirit.
The above shall supersede the instructions contained in BPRD Circular Letter No. 12 dated April 28, 2021.