Last Year for the Eid occasions, the State Bank of Pakistan launched the SMS service for issuance of fresh currency notes to the general public. With this launch the bank received an overwhelming response. This year the State Bank of Pakistan is facilitating people through its subsidiary Banking Services Corporation (BSC). They have re-launched the SMS service for issuance of fresh currency notes to the general public.
State Bank Re-Launches SMS Service for Fresh Currency Notes
The fresh notes will be available from nominated commercial bank branches called “e-branches” and the 16 offices of SBP BSC. From the 2nd of Ramazan till 28th of the month the issuance of currency notes to the general public through mobile SMS service by designated e-branches of commercial banks will be started.
Procedure for Getting Fresh Notes:
The service will be provided through 500 e-branches in 116 cities. The charges for the service are Rs.2 plus tax, per SMS. A person will send an SMS message to short code 8877 comprising his/her 13-digit CNIC/Smart Card number along with the desired e-branch ID (eg 3830305939875(space)KHI005). Branch IDs of nominated branches are available on sbp.org.pk, pakistanbanks.org and commercial banks’ websites.
In return, the person will receive an SMS containing his/her redemption code, e-branch address and redemption code validity date. The redemption code will be valid for two working days. Customer should then approach the concerned e-branch along with his/her original CNIC/Smart Card, its photocopy and the redemption code received from 8877 to obtain fresh notes.