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In order to facilitate the taxpayers in depositing their duties and taxes during the last few days of the current financial year, the State Bank of Pakistan, on request of FBR has decided to keep authorized branches of State Bank of Pakistan, National Bank of Pakistan, Commercial Banks and National Institute of Facilitation Technologies (NIFT) open for extended hours.
According to details, State Bank of Pakistan branches would remain open on 30th of June 2014 till 10:00pm. National Bank of Pakistan branches would remain open till 8:00pm on 28th and 29th June for collection of FBR taxes/duties and till 10:00 for cheque collection and 12:00 midnight for cash counters on 30th June 2014 (Monday) for government receipts and payments. Similarly, designated branches of Commercial Banks would remain open on 28th June 2014 (normal working hours) and 30th June 2014 until 10:00pm. NIFT will also remain available to collect and sort the clearing instruments deposited on 28th & 29th June 2014 from NBP. Two special clearings on Monday 30th June 2014 at 3:00pm and 10:00pm respectively have also been arranged besides normal clearings.
Besides the opening for extended hours of banks, arrangements have also been made to facilitate taxpayers in payment of Taxes / Duties and fulfill their national obligation. In this regard FBR has directed all its field formations to remain open on 28th and 29th June 2014 until 8:00pm and on 30th June 2014 until 12:00 midnight.