State Bank of Pakistan Bans Sale of Rs.40000 Prize Bond
Karachi: The State Bank of Pakistan has banned the sale of old Rs.40000 Prize Bonds from today. The expiry date for enchantments of these bonds is March 31, 2020, after that the bonds will become useless since they would no longer be included in draws. The SBP has also directed banks to stop selling old and unregistered Rs.40,000 Prize Bonds. According to the State Bank, the bonds would be converted into Rs.40,000 Premium Prize Bonds and they can also be converted into saving certificates.
Three Methods to Return Prize Bond Rs.40,000 in Pakistan:
First Method You can invest prize Bond as Saving Certificate or Savings Account.
Second Method Return in Commercial Banks of Pakistan not in Cash, open Account and convert money init.
The third Method Get Performa for Authorized Branches of SBP fill it attach NIC copy and submit it to get Cash.
Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi Saturday said all the prize bonds worth Rs 40,000 would be registered till 2020 as it was mandatory. The unregistered prize bonds would be considered useless if not registered, he said talking to a private news channel. The chairman said the prize bonds of Rs 948 billion were still unregistered in the country and hectic efforts were being made to register them. Terming holding unregistered prize bonds as an unlawful act, he said it was imperative for the prize bonds holders to register them forthwith.
The government on Thursday offered relaxation to the bearers of Rs40,000 denomination prize bonds, allowing the investors to register their unregistered bonds up to March 31, 2020. Following the decision of the Economic Coordination Committee’s (ECC) of the cabinet, the holder of Rs40,000 denomination prize bond could take benefit of various facilities in registering their bonds, according to the press statement issued by the Finance Ministry here.
Rs 40,000 Bearer Prize Bonds could be converted to Premium Prize Bonds (Registered) through 16 field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation, and authorized branches of six commercial banks i.e. National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank Limited, MCB Bank Limited, Allied Bank Limited, Habib Bank Limited, and Bank Alfalah Limited. In addition, the statement said, Rs.40,000 Bearer Prize Bonds holder can avail the opportunity to replace the bonds with Defence Saving Certificates (DSC) or Special Saving Certificates (SSC) through the 16 field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation, authorized commercial banks, and National Savings Centres.