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State bank to distribute fresh notes through SMS

Keeping in mind the increased demand for fresh currency notes on Eid-ul-Fitar, the State Bank of Pakistan has announced the new note service in collaboration with Pakistan Bank Association (PBA).

The service will be available across Pakistan and the public will be able to get the notes by using a short SMS code.

The issuance of new currency notes will begin on 12th June 2017 and continue till 23rd June 2017.

How to Avail the Service?

To make use of the service, you need to send an SMS to 8877 with your CNIC number along with a branch ID number in the following format:

CNIC number (space) branch ID

Upon receipt of the above information, you will receive an SMS with your transaction number, the address of the branch where you can get the fresh notes and the date to visit the branch. You will also be required to bring your CNIC along with a photocopy of the card.

The branch reference codes can be viewed at the SBP website or the PBA website.

The new fresh note service will be available at 1000 commercial bank branches and State Bank offices across 120 cities.

Complaints will be registered at 021-111 008 877 during working hours.

Quota Per Person

A person will only be allowed to receive an allocated quote of fresh notes.

The quote comprises of 3 notes of Rs. 10 and 2 packets each of Rs. 50 and Rs. 100 notes.

Points to Note

  • SMS messages will charged at Rs. 1.5+ tax
  • One person can only avail the service once during the whole month of Ramzan
  • One mobile number can only be used with one CNIC. Every person would need to use separate mobile numbers.
  • In case the date to visit the branch is missed, the transaction will become invalid.
  • Bank branch codes and State Bank’s Branch IDs are different.