National Bank to launch online system for govt payments

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The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), on the directive of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, will launch online system for citizens to make government payments without additional charges.

Head of PM’s Strategic Reforms Salman Sufi said on Wednesday that the system will start working soon after Eidul Azha. Salman Sufi said efforts were afoot to transfer all government payments to the online system within six months, for which instruction had been given to the president of NBP.

He said an efficient online system, which has no additional charges on consumers, was significant for cashless economy. He said the step would prove a milestone in promoting cashless economy.—INP

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