This Eid, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has launched its SMS service for the issuance of the new and fresh currency notes for the general public of Pakistan. Previously, SBP launched this service in 2015 for the fresh currency notes and now it has relaunched the service.
According to SBP, the fresh currency notes will be available in the designated branches of the commercial banks of Pakistan which will be called ‘e-branches’. Anyone having a valid ID card can order the bundles through an SMS and can get the fresh notes in their desired bank branch. The service will be provided through 1000 branches. The service has commenced on 12th June and will continue till 23rd June.
Step by Step Procedure to get fresh currency notes
- Click HERE to select your desired bank code.
- Go to your SMS application in your mobile, type your CNIC <space> Code number of your desired bank.
- Send it to 8877 and after some time, you will receive a message containing the transaction code, address of the bank and the due date to pick the bundle.
- Go to that designated bank branch along with your original and photocopy of CNIC and the transaction code.
Every individual will receive three bundles of Rs 10 notes, 1 bundle of Rs 50 and Rs 100 each. The Bank codes are provided on the website of the State Bank of Pakistan and you can also get them from the designated branches. The validity of the transaction code is 2 days as said by the officials so you better get your bundles on time.
Each individual can avail this service only one time on each CNIC and phone number. If you want more bundles, ask your family members to send an SMS from their phones using their CNIC. Have fun giving fresh currency notes to your loved ones as Eidi!
p.s. We love the smell of fresh notes.