The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that selected bank branches will remain open on Friday (8 July 2022) across the country to facilitate people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha 2022.
“In order to ensure the availability of banking services to trade and industry, in particular and public in general, during the extended holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, it has been decided that banks / MFBs shall arrange to open selected branches, only on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. situated in close proximity of cattle markets, big cities, business centers, commercial markets and hubs, ports etc. throughout the country.” it stated in the press release.
However, it added that RTGS System and Clearing through NIFT will not be available on the mentioned date and all clearing transactions, including foreign exchange conversion transactions will be settled on the next working day, which falls on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
Therefore, the SBP has instructed banks / MFBs to ensure deployment of minimal staff to open select branches on July 8 to facilitate people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha 2022. Furthermore, the banks and MFBs are required to communicate the opening of these select branches on their websites and social media for the convenience of customers.
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