KARACHI: Banks in the country will remain open for business from 9am to 5:30pm, the State Bank of Pakistan announced on Thursday after it had issued revised timings due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. According to a SBP notification, banks will remain open from 9am to 5:30pm for public dealing. This will be applicable from Monday to Friday, it added. On Fridays, lunch and prayers break will be observed from 1pm to 2:30pm. While from Monday to Thursday it will be from 1:30pm to 2:00pm. The banks will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday. The new timings will be effective from July 13.