Nine people have been arrested for selling fresh currency notes ahead of Eid Al-Fitr in Karachi’s Kharadar area despite orders of not issuing new notes due to COVID-19.
According to reports, fresh currency notes were sold in Kharadar area of Karachi with sellers seeking extra money to provide the notes.
Note that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had announced that it will not be issuing new notes on Eid-ul-Fitr this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Like last year, we will not be issuing new banknotes on Eid-ul-Fitr due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,” said the SBP in a statement.
The central bank used to issue new notes on Eid every year as people want to give Eidi to kids using new banknotes.
However, this year the government is urging people not to celebrate Eid with the usual scope due to the deadly COVID-19 outbreak.
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