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Banks to remain open this Saturday ahead of Eid holidays

Logo of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). — Reuters/File
Logo of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). — Reuters/File

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday clarified that all banks and their branches shall remain open on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

“In the wake of public holidays announced by the Government of Pakistan on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr, the general public is encouraged to undertake their banking transactions on Saturday, April 30, 2022,” the statement issued by the central bank read.

Moreover, the SBP directed the banks to ensure 24/7 availability of Alternate Delivery Channels (ADCs) such as ATMs, mobile banking and internet banking, etc during these Eid holidays.

Bank holidays for Eid ul Fitr 2022

A day earlier, the SBP announced the closure of four days on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr, a statement issued by the central bank said.

As a result, all the banks in the country will remain closed from May 2 (Monday) to May 5 (Thursday).

Earlier, the Government of Pakistan Tuesday issued the schedule for the Eid ul Fitr holidays, which will start on May 2, according to a notification issued in this regard.