Every year state bank of Pakistan issues fresh currency notes for EID-Ul-Fitr to Bank branches.
Unfortunately the state bank has announced on monday that they won’t be issuing fresh notes for this Eid Ul Fitr 2020 to avoid Covid-19 spread on notes.
SBP, in a statement said: “As you are aware the bank’s management has taken multiple precautionary measures to ensure social distancing and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”
“Accordingly, the Bank’s COVID-19 committee chaired by DG (Banking & FMRM) in its meeting held on April 29, 2020 has decided NOT to issue fresh notes to general public and employee and Its subsidiaries on occasion of Eid-ul-Fltr 2020.”
“All Chief Managers are advised to disseminate these instructions to all concerned officials for information and meticulous compliance,” the statement added.