KARACHI - The State Bank of Pakistan has announced that the SBP Banking Services Corporation and all its field offices will remain open on February 29 (Wednesday) till 10pm to facilitate tax collection. NIFT will also remain open on the same date for both first and second clearing for facilitating tax collection by FBR. ‘In order to facilitate collection of taxes, banks are advised to open such branches and other offices on February 29, 2012 (Wednesday) till 10 pm that are necessary to facilitate aforesaid NIFT clearings on the same date’, says BPRD Circular Letter No.3 of February 24, 2012.