According to the Press release, State Bank of Pakistan has relaunched the SMS service of fresh currency notes for the public. The fresh currency notes will be available from e-branches. The issuance of fresh currency notes through mobile SMS service has commenced from 20th May and will be continued till 31st May. The charges for the service are Rs. 1.50/- plus tax, per SMS.
Under this facility, a person may send an SMS message comprising his/her 13 digits CNIC/Smart card number along with the desired e-branch ID [e.g. 32453-3454432-1(space)KHI001] to short code 8877. In return, the person will receive an SMS containing redemption code, e-branch address and the code validity period. Redemption code received by the customer will be valid for two (02) working days as per the mentioned dates in the SMS. The customer may then approach the concerned e-branch along with his/her original CNIC/Smart card, a photocopy of the CNIC/Smart card and transaction code received from 8877 to obtain fresh currency notes. An individual can obtain three (03) packets of Rs.10/- and one (01) packet each of Rs. 50/- & Rs. 100/-.