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Prize Bonds Rs 40,000 worth Rs 200 billion withdrawn



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Investors withdrawn Rs.180 billion by September 30, out of overall reserve of Rs 259 billion investments in CDNS in the prize bonds.

ISLAMABAD: Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) Tuesday said that the investors of Rs 40,000 prize bonds have withdrawn Rs180 billion by September 30, out of overall reserve of Rs 259 billion investments in CDNS in the prize bonds.

After the decision taken by the Federal government, CDNS had discontinued the specific bond by June 24, 2019, senior official of CDNS said.

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had directed that national Prize Bonds worth Rs 40, 000 denominations should not be sold after June 24, and would not be encashed or redeemed after March 31, 2020.

The bond holders had been given the option of either replacing them with Special Savings Certificates (SSC) or Defence Saving Certificates (DSC), premium prize bonds through State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) field offices or National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank, Habib Bank, Bank Alfalah Ltd, and Allied Bank or encash them at the face value.

The National Savings is expecting that total amount to be drawn by the investors, would be around to Rs 194 billion by end of September, out of which Rs.

He informed 40 billion were drawn in July and Rs 112 billion in August

He said CDNS has decided not to change the rates of different Certificates for September, 2019 to promote the culture of savings in the country, Replying to a question

The CDNS has already increased rates on various savings certificates aimed at persuading the customers to invest with CDNS.

The official was of the view that the upward revision of these certificates would generate more revenues that could be utilized as budgetary support by the government to overcome budget deficit problems.

Likewise, the rates of Savings Accounts have been increased from 8.5 percent to 10.25 percent while the rates of Bahbood Savings Certificates and Pensioners” Benefit Account were increased from 14.28 percent to 14.76 percent.

He informed that the government had also increased the short-term (3 months), medium-term (6 months) and long-term (12months) certificates to attract more people towards savings and investments with CDNS.

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