KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has notified banking and office hours for the month of Ramazan on Tuesday. All banks, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), microfinance banks (MFBs) and field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP BSC) will observe banking hours from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm, without break, from Monday to Thursday during Ramazan. Friday business timings will be from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, without break. However, SBP, SBP BSC, banks, DFIs and MFBs will observe office hours from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm (with a 15 minute prayer break from 1.30 pm to 1.45 pm) from Monday to Thursday during the month. Their Friday office timings will be from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2012.
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