Thursday Apr 29, 2021
KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) changed on Thursday the banking hours amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the country.
The central bank said that working hours were cut short under the federal government directives.
“In line with the decision of National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC) to contain the spread of COVID-19, the State Bank of Pakistan will observe the following office hours, which will also be followed by all banks / DFIs / MFBs till further orders,” the SBP notification read.
|Monday to Thursday||9:00 am to 2:00 pm (without break)|
|Friday||9:00 am to 1:00 pm (without break)|
Banks / MFBs are further advised to observe the following business (banking) hours for public dealing:
|Monday to Thursday||9:00 am to 1:00 pm (without break)|
|Friday ||9:00 am to 12:30 pm (without break)|
The National Coordination Commitee had last week ordered to limit working hours till 2pm as part of its strategy to control the virus spread.