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 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.
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 Rs2 plus tax/SMS. The message format is “CNIC e-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.
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 SBP said that the new currency notes will be available at 1700 branches across 142 cities.
People can also visit the State Bank’s six field offices to get fresh notes.
Branch Code List
Note: The SBP is yet to release the branch code list for the year 2019. Consumers can get the list of branch codes from http://www.sbp.org.pk/
. We will also update it as soon as it gets rolled out. Wait for it and then send the SMS on or after 20th May.