SBP to monitor ATMs working during Eid holidays

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will monitor the working of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) during Eid holidays to ensure uninterrupted availability of cash.

The central bank on Friday said that it had provided a sufficient quantity of fresh and good quality ATM notes of higher denominations to commercial banks for smooth ATM operations during the Eid Holidays.

“In this regard, special teams of SBP and SBP BSC officials shall inspect and monitor the working of ATMs across Pakistan to ensure uninterrupted availability of cash to the general public during the Eid holidays.”

The SBP, through 16 field offices of its subsidiary SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP BSC), issued fresh banknotes of various denominations aggregating to Rs284 billion, including Rs.274 billion via commercial banks and Rs.10 billion via cash counters of SBP BSC , during days leading to Eid-ul-Azha.

Out of the total notes issued to commercial banks, Rs. 12 billion of lower denominations (upto Rs.100), fresh notes have been provided for onward distribution among general public and account holders, the SBP said.

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