SBP Announce Bank Timing During Ramzan ul Mubarak

Bank Timing During Ramzan

State Bank has issued a circular dated 01 April 2022 to inform the general public and instruct commercial banks, microfinance banks and development finance institutions about the office and business timing during Ramadan ul Mubarak.

The statement of the circular is as given below

“During the ensuing holy month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1443 AH, the following office hours will be observed in the State Bank of Pakistan, which will also be followed by all banks, development finance institutions and microfinance banks:- Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with prayer break from 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm whereas on Fridays, office hours will be from 10.00 am to 1:00 pm without break.
However, it is further advised to observe the following minimum business (banking) hours for public dealing:
Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm without break whereas on Fridays business (banking) hours for public dealing will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm without break.
However, except Friday, banks / Microfinance banks may observe extended business (banking) hours for public dealing from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with 15 minutes prayer break) as per their business requirements.
After the holy month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, the above timings will automatically be reverted to pre-Ramadan-ul-Mubarak timing.

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