What will be the bank timings in Ramadan?


State Bank of Pakistan building. — AFP/File
State Bank of Pakistan building. — AFP/File

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced on Friday updated timings for the banking sector for the holy month of Ramadan. 

According to a notification issued by the SBP, the time has been updated for both public dealing and office timings.

Public dealing timings:

  • Monday to Thursday — 10am to 1:30pm (with prayer break from 2pm to 2:15pm)
  • Friday — 10am to 1pm (without break)

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Office timings:

  • Monday to Thursday — 10am to 4pm with prayer break from 2pm to 2:15pm)
  • Friday — 10am to 1pm (without break)

It further mentioned that except Friday, banks and microfinance banks may observe extended business (banking) hours for public dealing from 10am to 3 pm (with 15 minutes prayer break) as per their business requirements.

“After Ramadan, the above timings will automatically be reverted to pre-Ramadan timings,” the notification read.

Banks will remain closed for public dealing on Monday (April 4) for the purpose of Zakat deduction.



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