Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves fall to lowest level since Oct 2020
Stay tunned with 24 News HD Android App
The foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) declined 19.48% on a weekly basis, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Thursday.
According to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), on March 25, the foreign currency reserves held by the SBP were recorded at $12,047.3 million, down $2,915 million compared with $14,962.4 million on March 18.
According to the central bank, this decline reflects repayment of external debt, including repayment of a major syndicated loan facility from China.
"The rollover of this syndicated facility is being processed and is expected shortly," the central bank said.
Overall liquid foreign currency reserves held by the country, including net reserves held by banks other than the SBP, stood at $18,554.5 million. Net reserves held by banks amounted to $6,507.2 million.
According to Arif Habib Limited, total reserves dropped to its lowest level since June 26, 2020; while SBP reserves dropped to its lowest level since October 9, 2020.