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KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will revert to normal office hours with effect from May 17, 2021.

These timing will also be followed by all banks /DFIs/MFBs.

According to announcement office hours from Monday to Thursday will from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with prayer / lunch break from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Whereas on Friday timing will be 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with prayer / lunch break from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Further, banks/MFBs may prescribe business (banking) hours for public dealing as per their business requirements subject to observance of business (banking) hours of SBP Banking Services Corporation as a minimum benchmark for this purpose.

The minimum benchmark Business (Banking) Hours of SBP-BSC will be as under:

Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. & Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SBP has advised banks / DFIs/MFBs to ensure compliance with above-mentioned timings in letter and spirit.

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