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Work From Home to Save Fuel, Pakistan’s Central Bank Tells Staff

  • Employees asked to hold virtual meetings, cut down on air con
  • Pakistan petroleum import bill increased by 99% in 11 months
Traffic moves past the State Bank of Pakistan building in Karachi.

Traffic moves past the State Bank of Pakistan building in Karachi.

Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

Pakistan’s central bank asked its employees to work from home two days a week as the country looks to conserve fuel and ensure it doesn’t run out of dollars.

In a Twitter message Thursday, State Bank of Pakistan told its staff to opt for virtual meetings, car pooling and cutting down on air conditioning. It also suspended purchases of furniture and restricted travel.