Friday , March 24 2023

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)Bank Timing March 2023

A circular issued by SBP for SBP employees and commercial and microfinance banks states that SBP offices will provide services from Monday to Thursday from 09:00 am to 05:30 pm. There will be a break for lunch and prayers on Thursday from 01:30 to 02:15 p.m.

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)Bank Timing March 2023

According to a notification issued in this regard, the time has been revised for both public dealing and office timings. The SBP will observe office hours from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm on Friday with a prayer/lunch break from 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm.

The central bank mentioned that the business (banking) hours for public dealing being observed by the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP-BSC) will be from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm (without break).

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)Bank Timing March 2023

On Friday, SBP offices will be open from 9 am to 6 pm, with a break for Friday prayers and lunch from 1:30 pm SBP offices will be closed on Saturday. Banks and financial institutions can set their business hours according to their business requirements and the hours of SBP field offices.

Public dealing timings Office timings
Monday to Thursday 09 am-6:00pm (without break) Monday to Thursday 09am-6pm (prayer break from 2-2:15pm)
Friday 09am-1pm (without break)


Friday 9am-1pm (without break)

Commercial and microfinance banks may open their branches on Saturdays in business centers, commercial centers and major cities to provide services to the public and business community. Banks’ booths at the port and customs house will provide 24-hour services as usual. Commercial and microfinance banks will provide a list of branches to be opened on Saturdays to the SBP and will also publish them on the public website.

The branches of the banks which are open on Saturdays should be marked prominently stating that this branch will remain open on Saturdays, the new working hours will be implemented immediately.