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Banks to observe normal working hours from tomorrow

Banks to observe normal working hours from tomorrow

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has said that the banks will observe normal working hours from August 03, 2020.

In a statement issued a day earlier, the central bank said that the SBP will revert to normal office timings from Monday, August 03, 2020.

The timings shall be:

Monday to Thursday: 09:00am to 05:30pm (with prayer/lunch break from 01:30pm to 02:15pm)

Friday: 09:00am to 06:00 pm (with prayer / lunch from 01:00pm to 2:30pm).

The SBP directed all banks, development financial institutions (DFIs) and Microfinance Banks to ensure compliance of the above mentioned timings in letter and spirit.

The bank timings were reduced due to coronavirus pandemic. However, shrinking number of infections in the country the official timings are reverting to normal.