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SBP announces revised working hours for banks during Ramadan

Ramadan 2024 likely to begin from Mar 12 in Pakistan
Pakistani women wait for their turn outside a bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Islamabad on October 5, 2012 - AFP
Pakistani women wait for their turn outside a bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Islamabad on October 5, 2012 - AFP

The State Bank of Pakistan on Monday announced revised working hours for all banks, development finance institutions and microfinance banks during Ramadan 2024, the central bank said in a statement.

The working hours will start from 09:00am and end at 03:30pm from Monday to Thursday with a prayer break from 2:00pm to 2:30pm.

On Fridays, office hours will be from 08.30am to 1:00pm without break, according to the central bank.

For public dealings, the banks were advised to observe working hours from 09:00am to 02:00pm without a break from Monday to Thursday and from 08:30 am to 1:00 pm without break on Fridays.

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“After the month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, the above timings will automatically revert to pre Ramadan timings,” the SBP said.

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad has summoned a meeting to sight the Ramadan crescent today (Monday) in Peshawar.

The committee will convene for the Ramadan moon sighting of Hijri year 1445.

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