Demonetisation of all old-design banknotes

Karachi—The old design banknotes will cease to be legal tender with effect from Dec. 01, 2016. This was notified by the Federal Government in its gazette on June 4, 2015, said State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) here on Wednesday. SBP, thus, has decided to phase out all remaining old design banknotes of Rs10, 50, 100 and 1000. The Rs5 banknote and the old design Rs500 banknote have already been demonetized.
State Bank of Pakistan issued a new design banknote series which started with the issuance of Rs20 denomination banknote in 2005 to improve the security, durability and aesthetic quality of banknotes. The process of issuance of complete series of new design banknotes comprising eight denominations (Rs5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000) was completed in 2008. The commercial microfinance banks will accept the old design banknotes of Rs 10, 50, 100 and 1000 and exchange the same with the new design banknotes and coins of all denominations up to November 30, 2016 only.—APP

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