State Bank of Pakistan has issued newly revised timings for the month of Ramadan.
On all working days, the timings will be
- 08:00 a.m. to 02:15 p.m without a break
For Friday the timing will be
- 08:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. without a break
This is applicable for SBP, Development Finance Institutions and MicroFinance Institutions.
The banking hours for customers will be
- 08:00 a.m. to 01:45 p.m. without break on working days
On Friday the timing will be
- 08:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. without a break
It is also pertinent to mention here that the government and most of the private educational institutions will remain closed during the Holy month of Ramadan.
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We must also remind our readers that under Ehtram-e-Ramazan (Amendment) Bill, 2017 those individuals who eat or smoke openly during the Holy month of Ramazan will face 3-month imprisonment along with Rs 500 fine. The TV channels or cinema houses that do not comply with this law will be given a fine of RS 500,000 or more. So in short, during Ramadan, you are not allowed to eat or smoke openly during the fasting hours.