SBP announces new banking hours

New timelines for all national banks to be enforced from 17 May were implemented by the State Bank of Pakistan on Sunday (Monday).

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced Thursday that all banks would be open from 9am to 5:30 p.m.

Prayer and lunch will take place between 1:30 pm and 2:15pm  Monday to Thursday and between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm on Fridays. Fridays will also take place.

Last month all banks and financial institutions were replaced by the State Bank of Pakistan in Ramazan.