Effective from May 17, 2021, the State Bank of Pakistan will revert to normal office hours, which shall also be followed by all banks / DFIs / MFBs as under:
Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with prayer / lunch break from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. whereas on Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with prayer / lunch break from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Further, banks / MFBs may prescribe business (banking) hours for public dealing as per their business requirements subject to observance of business (banking) hours of SBP Banking Services Corporation as a minimum benchmark for this purpose.
The minimum benchmark Business (Banking) Hours of SBP-BSC will be as under:
Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. & Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Banks / DFIs / MFBs are advised to ensure compliance with above-mentioned timings in letter and spirit.