State Bank of Pakistan has relaunched the SMS service for issuance of fresh currency notes to the public.
According to sources, The fresh currency notes will be available from designated commercial bank branches called “e-branches” and the 16 field offices of SBP-BSC. The booking of the service shall commence on May 19, while issuance of fresh currency notes through mobile SMS service will start on May 20 and will continue till May 31, said an SBP press release.
An individual can obtain 3 packets of Rs.10/- and 1 packet each of Rs. 50/- & Rs. 100/-.
Under this facility, a person may send an SMS message comprising 13 digits CNIC/Smart card Number and desired e-branch ID to short code 8877. The charges for the service are Rs. 1.50/- plus tax, per SMS.
For Example: [32453-3454432-1(space)KHI001]
The person will receive an SMS containing redemption code, e-branch address and the code validity period in return.
Redemption code received by the customer will be valid for two working days as per the mentioned dates in the SMS. The customer may then approach the concerned e-branch along with his/her original CNIC/Smart card, a photocopy of the CNIC/Smart card and transaction code received from 8877 to obtain fresh currency notes.