Foreign exchange reserves deplete by $251 million to $15.743 billion

KARACHI: The total liquid foreign exchange reserves of the country have depleted by $251 million to $15.743 billion by week ended April 26, 2019 as against $15.994 billion in the previous week, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Thursday.

The official reserves of the central bank fell by $219 million to $8,805 billion for the week under review as against $9.024 billion by week ended April 19, 2019. The central bank said that the official reserves were declined due to external debt servicing and other official payments.

The foreign exchange reserves with the commercial banks also declined by $33 million to $6.937 billion for the week ended April 26, 2019 as compared with $6.97 billion a week ago.

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