KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has revised banking hours for public dealings effective from Monday May 17, 2021.
The SBP said that as per new schedule the banks and microfinance banks to observed following banking hours for public dealing:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The SBP said that banks may prescribe banking hours as per the requirement with the minimum benchmark of SBP (BSC) set for the purpose.
Previously, through a notification issued on April 28, 2021, the SBP revised the banking hours in line with the decision of National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The previous banking hours were:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (without break)
Friday: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (without break).
The SBP further said that and all other banks will revert to normal office hours effective from May 17, 2021.
Monday to Thurs: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.