The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has re-launched SMS service for the issuance of fresh currency notes to the public. Back in 2015, SBP in Collaboration with Pakistan Bank Association has launched SMS Services to get new currency notes on Eid. Now SBP Re-launches SMS Service for Issuance of New Currency Notes.
SBP Re-launches SMS Service for Issuance of New Currency Notes
The fresh notes will be available from commercial bank branches called “e-branches” and the 16 field offices of the SBP BSC. The issuance of fresh currency through mobile SMS service will commence from June 12 and continue till June 23, 2017.
The service will be provided through 1,000 e-branches in 120 cities across Pakistan to ensure maximum geographical coverage. The charges for the service are Rs 1.50 plus tax per SMS.
Procedure to Get New Currency Notes:
- Go to SMS message in your mobile inbox, write CNIC<space>Code Number of your desired bank branch.
- Now send this SMS to 8877 and you will receive an SMS containing the transaction number and Bank branch address.
- The new currency notes will be issued on providing the received transaction number and original CNIC from the respective Bank branch.
- The customers will be able to get a bundle of Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50 and Rs.100 currency notes, with the help of this SMS service, depending upon the availability of the stock.
The branch IDs of designated e-branches are available at the SBP website, Pakistan Banks Association (PBA) website and commercial banks’ websites. They will also be displayed prominently outside designated e-branches.
In return, the person will receive an SMS containing redemption code, e-branch address and the code validity period. Moreover, the redemption code will be valid for two working days as per mentioned dates in the SMS.
Also Check: SBP Approves ‘SimSim’ Mobile Wallet App