2.4 mln SMS received to get fresh currency notes: SBP

General

State Bank of Pakistan has received a weighty response from public against SMS service (8877) as so far 2.4 million requests have been received countrywide for fresh currency notes.

The increase in service's usage was seen due to increasing awareness of the public through social media and the availability of the mobile phone service.

The central bank appreciated interest shown by general public in its SMS service for getting fresh notes for Eid.

The Central Bank had announced to issue fresh currency notes to general public from June 1 to 14 for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations and during first five days massive response was received through SMS.

The SMS service was launched on May 31st and arrangements have been made at 1535 branches in 132 cities as compared to 1018 branches.

Source: Radio Pakistan