Last Thursday, the State Bank of Pakistan, injected Rs154bn into the banking system through an OMO, against an offered amount of Rs159bn.

The amount was accepted at 5.86pc and was for a one day contract.

Deposits and other accounts of all scheduled banks stood at Rs10,873.70bn, after a 0.56pc increase for the week ended March 24, over the preceding week’s figure of Rs10,812.53bn, according to the weekly statement.

Compared with last year’s corresponding figure of Rs9,599.12bn, the current week’s figure was higher by 13.28pc.

Deposits and other accounts of all commercial banks stood at Rs10,800.67bn against preceding week’s deposits of Rs10,738.40bn, showing a rise of 0.58pc.

Deposits and other accounts of all scheduled banks stood at Rs10,873.70bn, after a 0.56pc increase

Deposits and other accounts of specialised banks stood at Rs73.02bn, lower by 1.50pc against previous week’s figure of Rs74.13bn.

Total assets of all scheduled banks stood at Rs15,034.64bn, higher by 0.60pc over preceding week’s figure of Rs14,945.73bn. Current week’s figure is higher by 9.32pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs13,752.57bn.

Total assets of all commercial banks stood at Rs14,783.09bn, higher by 0.61pc over previous week’s figure of Rs14,692.86bn, while the total assets of specialised banks at Rs251.54bn, were higher 0.52pc over the previous week’sRs252.87bn.

Gross advances of all scheduled banks stood at Rs5,579.03bn, larger by 0.64pc over the preceding week’s figure of Rs5,543.30bn. Compared with last year’s corresponding figure of Rs4,853.23bn, current week’s figure is higher by 14.95pc.

Advances by all commercial banks increased to Rs5,412.02bn from previous week’s Rs5,376. 54bn indicating a rise of 0.66pc, whereas advances of specialised banks stood at Rs167.01bn against previous week’s Rs166.76bn.

Borrowings by all scheduled banks increased in the week under review. It rose by 1.90pc to Rs2,060.89bn against previous week’s Rs2,022.71bn. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs2,072.78bn, current week’s figure is lower by 1.97pc.

Borrowings by commercial banks in the week at Rs1,979.73bn were higher by 1.98pc against previous week’s Rs1,941.34bn. Borrowings by specialised banks stood at Rs81.16bn against the previous week’s Rs81.37bn.

Investments of all scheduled banks stood at Rs7,549.96bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs7,524.18bn, showing an increase of 0.34pc. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs7,163.55bn, current week’s figure is higher by 5.40pc.

Investments by all commercial banks stood at Rs7,495.81bn, lower by 0.34pc against preceding week’s figure of Rs7,470.70bn, whereas investment by all specialised banks stood at Rs54.14bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs53.47bn.

Cash and balances with treasury banks of all scheduled banks increased over the week and stood at Rs860.21bn against previous week’s Rs843.84bn, showing an increase of 1.94pc. Current week’s figure increased by 8.86pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs790.18bn.

Cash and balances of all commercial banks stood at Rs857.02bn, larger by 1.95pc over previous week’s Rs840.60bn. Cash and balances of all specialised banks were lower by 1.63pc at Rs3.19bn against the preceding week’s Rs3.24bn.

Notes in circulation stood at Rs3,709.95bn during the week ended March 24, according to the Statement of Affairs of the State Bank of Pakistan, against Rs3,732.92bn a week earlier, showing a fall of 0.61pc.