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No fresh currency notes on Eid 2021: State Bank of Pakistan

Karachi: The State Bank of Pakistan will not issue fresh currency notes in Ramazan ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr 2021, a spokesman for the central bank told The Namal on Saturday.

The SBP has decided not to issue new currency notes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. According to experts, the country is in the grip of third wave of the novel coronavirus which is proving deadlier than the first two waves it has witnessed.

In 2019, the SBD had launched 8877 SMS service for issuance of fresh curreny notes to the people.

People were directed to book their notes through the SMS service before visiting the 1702 e-branches and 16 SBP BSC offices in 142 cities across Pakistan. The charges for the service were 1.50 plus tax, per SMS.

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