Banks” holding in government securities reached Rs 7.2 trillion as of end-June 2016, representing more than 90 percent share in total investments. According to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP),

banks continued to heavily invest in government papers due to growing stock of government securities during the second quarter (April-June) of this calendar year (CY16). With a growth of 5 percent, banks” investment in government securities rose to Rs 7.2 trillion as of end-June 2016.

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