The SBP will start issuance of the new currency notes through SMS service from 1st June till 14th June 2018. People who want to get new currency notes need to send SMS his/her ID card number along with the desired e-branch to 8877. According to the bank, the service charges will be 1.50 + tax per SMS. The person will receive an SMS containing redemption code, desired e-branch address and the code validity period. Redemption code received will be valid for two (02) working days as per the mentioned dates in the SMS.
How to Send SMS TO SBP
To avail the service, you can SMS your 13-digit CNIC number along with the desired branch code to 8877.
For your desired branch code, refer to the list above.
After sending the message, you will receive a transaction code through SMS that you will have to present at the bank to receive fresh currency notes.
It must be noted that customer requests may not necessarily be entertained as every branch has a certain quota for the issuance of fresh currency notes.
The charges of SMS are Rs1.50 per request.
You can only send one request per CNIC and per mobile phone number.