KARACHI: The country’s total liquid foreign exchange reserves stood at $20.885 billion during the week ending April 1 compared to $20.424bn the previous week, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Thursday.

The SBP reserves increased by $490 million to $16.078bn from $15.588bn, and the other banks’ holdings were $4.807bn as compared to $4.836bn.

During the week, the SBP received $978m from multilateral, bilateral and other official sources, including $503m from International Monetary Fund under Extended Fund Facility and $408m as financing for Government of Pakistan.

While, it made payments of $602m on account of external debt servicing which includes a repayment of $518m against Pakistan Sovereign Bond.

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