KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued fresh currency notes worth 342 billion rupees this Ramzan.

Out of this amount, fresh currency notes worth Rs 40 billon have been issued to the commercial banks, said a statement issued by the central bank. It said the amount also includes 25 billion rupees issued through SMS service by 1002 branches of commercial banks in 135 cities and sixteen field offices, it said.

Meanwhile, special teams of SBP and its banking services cooperation have also been deputed to inspect and monitor the working of ATMs across Pakistan during Eid holidays.