Circulars/Notifications - Banking Policy & Regulations Department  
 BPRD Circular Letter No. 16 of 2022
May 05, 2022

The Presidents / Chief Executives
All Banks / DFIs / MFBs

Dear Sir / Madam,

Office Timings

It is advised that State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will observe the following office hours on Friday, May 6, 2022, which shall also be followed by all banks / DFIs / MFBs in letter and spirit:

  • From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    (prayer / lunch break 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

2.      Further, banks / MFBs may prescribe business (banking) hours for public dealing on the above date as per their business requirements provided the business (banking) hours for public dealing being observed by the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP-BSC) are followed as a minimum benchmark for this purpose as under:

  • From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (without break)

3.       It may be noted that instructions on regular office timings will be issued subsequently.

Yours truly,


(Syed Imran Ali)
Additional Director

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