State Bank received 2.4 million requests for new currency notes

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Islamabad (Web Desk) State Bank of Pakistan has received a weighty response from public against SMS service (8877) as so far 2.4 million requests have been received countrywide for fresh currency notes.
The increase in service’s usage was seen due to increasing awareness of the public through social media and the availability of the mobile phone service.

The central bank appreciated interest shown by general public in its SMS service for getting fresh notes for Eid.

The Central Bank had announced to issue fresh currency notes to general public from June 1 to 14 for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations and during first five days massive response was received through SMS.
The total booking limit of 2.7 million customers has also been increased this year by 50 per cent as compared to 1.8 million last year.
The total capacity of this system is constrained by number of customers that branches can accommodate on each day and the store of fresh notes available with SBP BSC which is also linked with the capacity to print.

At present, more than 86 per cent of bookings have been issued to members of general public.

This service is available 24/7 hours and it is expected that system will reach full limit in next couple of days.
 

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