National Savings


Product Highlights




500/-, 1000/-, 5000/-, 10000/-, 50000/-, 100000/-, 500000/-, 1000000/-

Starting Date


Payment Frequency

Bi annually


3 Years


General Public

Mode of Investmet

Cash, Cheque, Draft & Pay Order

Investment Limit

Min. 500 Min - Max. No Limit

Special Savings Certificates (SSCs) scheme was launched keeping in view the needs & demands of small & medium range investors with a unique investment opportunity of bi-annual returns on their investments. This scheme was launched on on February 4, 1990.

Profit is payable on the completion of each period of six months.

Who Can Invest?

All Pakistani Nationals as well as Overseas Pakistanis can purchase SSCs being a single adult, a minor or two adults jointly where the payments can be received either by the both jointly (Joint-A) or any one of the holders (Joint-B). An adult can also purchase SSCs on behalf of a single minor, two minors jointly or as a joint with a minor.

How to Purchase?

SSCs can be purchased from any National Savings Centre (NSC), Authorized branch of a Scheduled Bank and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) by filling in the SC-1 (Application form), available free of cost from all the above issuing offices.

Documents Required with the Application Form

Adult Pakistanis

  • A copy of the Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)

Overseas Pakistanis

  • A copy of National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistan Origin Card (POC)


  • A copy of Form B or Child Registration Certificate (CRC) as issued by NADRA

To download application form in editable Adobe Acrobat format, please click here.

Mode of Deposit

SSC can be purchased by depositing cash at the Issuing Office or by presenting a cheque/ draft/ pay-order. The Certificate shall be issued immediately against the cash payment. However, in the case of deposit through cheque/ draft/ pay-order, the Certificate shall be issued with effect from the date of realization of the cheque/ draft/ pay-order after receiving the clearance advice.

Investment Limit
  • Minimum: Rs.500/-
  • No maximum investment limits

SSCs is encashable at par any time after the date of purchase. However, no profit is payable if the encashment is made before completion of six months and no service charges shall be deducted for the encashment of these certificates. The Certificates issued/purchased/re-invested on or after November 15, 2010 shall not be re-invested on maturity.

Rate of Return/Profit rates
Tax & Zakat

The rate of tax to be deducted shall be as follows:

  • Filers: Persons appearing in Active Tax Payer List (ATL), Rate of Withholding Tax shall be 15% of the yield/profit irrespective of date of investment and amount/profit.
  • Non-Filers: Persons not appearing in Active Tax Payer List (ATL), Rate of Withholding Tax shall be 30% of the yield/profit irrespective of date of investment and amount/profit.

Zakat shall be collected at source as per rules.