The Holy month of Ramadan has just began, and the entire Muslim fraternity is busy in spreading smiles on deprived faces as per Almighty Allah’s order. Following this month, Muslim Ummah will be celebrating Eid with religious reverence.
As traditions are being part of this mighty celebration, an Eid gift aka Eidi is distributed among the family members, relatives, and needy people. On this auspicious event, fresh currency notes are quite popular among everyone.
Keeping this in view, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in association with Eocean Private Limited has brought in an SMS service for distribution of free currency notes to the masses this Eid, which will make fresh currency distribution hassle free.
Here’s how you can get fresh currency notes using SBP SMS Service:
In order to avail this facility, you need to send an SMS containing your CNIC/Smart Card number and the bank branch code you like to fetch new currency notes from. [e.g. CNIC Number (space) branch code] to 8877. In response, you will receive an SMS bearing your transaction code, branch address and transaction validity date, which is maximum of TWO working days.
After receiving the SMS, you need to approach to the concerned branch along with your CNIC/Smart Card and the Code received from 8877 to get the defined quota of fresh notes.
The branch reference codes of nominated e-branches are provided on SBP website and PBA website.
The quota of new notes to be issued comprises of two packet of Rs.10 and one packet each of 20, 50 with an optional packet of Rs.100 as per availability of stock with the concerned branch.
Moreover, the charges for this service comprises of Rs.2 plus tax.
For more queries or complaint if any, the public can call at SBP helpline at 021-3245-5470 and 021-3245-5125.