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Thursday Apr 29 2021
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Web Desk

SBP changes bank timings amid COVID-19 outbreak

By
Web Desk
The logo of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

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.

DaysOffice hours
Monday to Thursday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm (without break)
Friday9:00 am to 1:00 pm (without break)

Banks / MFBs are further advised to observe the following business (banking) hours for public dealing:

DaysOffice hours
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.