ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) net reserves increased by $120 million to $9.23 billion during the week ending December 6, ARY News reported on Thursday.
According to the central bank’s data, the country’s total foreign reserves stood at $16.4 billion.
The break-up of the foreign reserves position is as under:
Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan: $9.23 billion
Net foreign reserves held by commercial banks: $6.81 billion
Total liquid foreign reserves: $16.4billion.
It is pertinent to mention here that State Bank of Pakistan had paid $1 billion against sukuk (Islamic bonds) in the first week of December. However, $1.3bn received from Asian Development Bank after 6th of December.
Earlier on December 5, the Foreign exchange reserve held by the State Bank of Pakistan had increased by US$ 431 million to US$ 9.11 billion during the week ending on November 29.