Lahore (Web Desk): State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued banks branch codes for customers seeking fresh currency notes of various denominations for celebrating Eid ul Fitr by giving cash gifts.
An individual can obtain three (03) packets of Rs.10, one packet each of Rs. 50 and Rs. 100 as per availability of stock.
Under this facility, an individual may send an SMS message, comprising of his/her 13 digits CNIC number along with the desired branch ID.
A reference text message will look like this:
“3130205839863 (space) KHI005 and send this to 8877”
KHI005 is a branch code that can be obtained from the list below.
After sending this message, the customer will get a response through an SMS, and will be notified with a code that he/she will have to present at the bank for getting fresh currency notes.
In case of no response is received, the quota for fresh currency notes for that particular branch is reached, the customer will have to send a new request with another branch ID.
It must be noted here that customers’ request may not necessarily be entertained as every branch will have a certain quota for the issuance of fresh currency notes.
The charges of SMS are Rs. 1.50 per request.
You can download the list of branch codes here:
Please note that you can pick a branch near your home or office and send it in SMS.
It is pertinent to remember that the issuance of fresh currency notes through Mobile SMS service will commence from 1st June and will continue till 14th June, 2018.