Six Pakistani banks suspend International transaction through debit card

KARACHI: On Saturday, six Pakistani banks have suspended international transactions though debit cards.

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In a text message sent to customers on Friday, the banks informed, “As a security precaution your debit card has been temporarily disabled only for international ATM cash withdrawal.”

Customers can use their debit cards for local transactions.

According to SBP, the use of the bank’s cards had been temporarily suspended for overseas transactions after the attack. “As a result of security breach of payment cards of one of the banks in Pakistan yesterday and their unauthorized use on different delivery channels i.e. at ATMs and POS in different countries, the bank has temporarily restricted usage of its cards for overseas transactions,” the central bank had said in a statement.

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