ISLAMABAD/KARACHI – The SBP will launch the SMS service for issuance of fresh currency notes to the general public from June 1st. The fresh notes will be available from designated commercial bank branches called “e-branches”. The issuance of fresh currency through Mobile SMS service will commence from June 1 and continue till June 14, 2018. The service will be provided through 1535 commercial bank branches in 132 cities across Pakistan to ensure maximum geographical coverage. The charges for the service are Rs 1.50/- plus tax, per SMS. Under this facility, a person may send an SMS message comprising his/her 13 digits CNIC/Smart Card number along with the desired e-branch ID [e.g. 3130205839863 (space)KHI005] to short code 8877. In return, the person will receive an SMS containing redemption code, e-branch address and the code validity period. Redemption code received by the customer will be valid for two days as per the mentioned dates in the SMS. The customer may then approach the concerned e-branch along with his/her original CNIC/Smart Card, a photocopy of the CNIC/Smart Card and transaction code received from 8877 to obtain notes.
An individual can obtain three (03) packets of Rs.10/- and one (01) packet each of Rs. 50/- & Rs. 100/- as per availability of stock.