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Ramadan bank timings revised for six-day work week

State Bank of Pakistan building. — AFP/File
State Bank of Pakistan building. — AFP/File

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Wednesday revised the timings for the banking sector for Ramadan.

According to a notification issued by the SBP, the time has been revised for both public dealing and office timings.

“As per the decision of the federal government communicated vide notification No.6/2/1996-d-2 dated April 12, 2022, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will observe six days working week with the [revised] office hours during the month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, which shall also be followed by all banks, development finance institutions (DFIs) and microfinance banks,” the notification read.

Office timings:

DaysOffice Hours
Monday to Thursday and Saturday 08:00am to 03:00pm
(Prayer break 1:00pm to 1:30pm)
Friday08:00am to 1:00pm
(Without break)

Public dealing timings:

DaysOffice Hours
Monday to Thursday and Saturday 08:00am to 01:00pm
(Without break)
Friday08:00am to 12:00pm
(Without break)

"However, except Friday, banks/MFBs may observe extended business (banking) hours for the public from 08:00am to 2:00pm (without break) as per their business requirements," according to the statement.

The SBP further mentioned that the revised timings shall come into force with immediate effect and continue unless modified or withdrawn.