Prize Bond last date to encash for denominations of 15000 40000 and 25000
The last date to exchange or encash the unregistered of bearer prize bonds with denominations of Rs40,000, Rs25,000, and Rs15,000 is September 30, 2021.
According to a circular issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the Finance Division, Government of Pakistan has allowed to exchange/replace or convert Rs40,000, Rs25,000, and Rs15,000 denomination prize bonds (bearer) up to September 30, 2021.
The SBP directed the banks that branch/region wise consolidated data of cited denomination prize bonds held by them on the last date i.e. September 30, 2021, shall be shared latest by October 01, 2021.
The government on June 24, 2019, announced to discontinue the circulation of Rs40,000 denomination national prize bonds. Similarly, on December 10, 2020, the government announced to discontinue the circulation of Rs25,000 denomination prize bonds. In April 2021, the finance ministry announced that national prize bonds of denominations Rs7,500 and Rs15,000 shall not be sold.
The finance divisions also issued the procedure for the redemption/conversion of bonds. The bonds can be converted to premium prize bonds (registered) of denomination of Rs25,000 and Rs40,000 (subject to the adjustment of differential amount) through 16 field offices of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Banking Services Corporation, and branches of six commercial banks i.e. National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, United Bank Limited, MCB Bank Limited, Allied Bank Limited, and Bank Alfalah Limited.
The bonds can be replaced with Special Saving Certificates/Defence Saving Certificates through the 16 field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation, authorized commercial banks, and the National Savings Center.
The bonds will only be encashed by transferring the proceeds to the bonds holder’s bank account through the 16 field offices of SBP Banking services corporation well as the authorized commercial bank branches and to the Saving Accounts at National Savings Centers.