Please refer to BPRD Circular No. 11 dated October 14, 2011 in terms of which banks / MFBs were permitted to open their selected branches at various business centers / commercial hubs / ports etc. on Saturdays. However, subsequent to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, banks / MFBs vide BPRD Circular Letter No. 8 dated March 23, 2020 were inter-alia advised to open their branches / work places with bare minimum staff for reduced timings from Monday to Friday until further instructions.
Since the banks / MFBs have been reverted to normal office and business hours in terms of instructions contained in BPRD Circular Letter No. 37 of July 31, 2020, hence it has been decided that banks / MFBs may open selected branches on Saturdays in line with instructions contained in BPRD Circular No. 11 of 2011 subject to implementation of SOPs / guidelines issued by the Federal & Provincial Governments, from time to time.
All other instructions regarding opening of selected branches on Saturdays shall, however, remain unchanged.