Monetary Policy












 About Monetary Policy

Monetary policy involves central banks’ use of instruments to influence interest rates and/or money supply in the economy with the objective to keep overall prices and financial markets stable.

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 Monetary Policy Framework in Pakistan

The preamble of the SBP Act, 1956 envisages these objectives as ‘whereas it is necessary to provide for the constitution of a State Bank to regulate the monetary and credit system of Pakistan and to foster its growth in the best national interest with a view to securing monetary stability and fuller utilization of the country’s productive resources.’

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 Monetary Policy Decision Making in Pakistan

Monetary Policy Committee is responsible and fully empowered to decide the monetary policy stance.


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 Monetary Policy Implementation in Pakistan

Implementation of the monetary policy stance, signaled through announcement of the policy rate, entails managing the day-to-day liquidity in the money market by SBP with the objective to keep the short-term interest rates stable and aligned with the policy rate.

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 Monetary Policy Communication in Pakistan

SBP issues Monetary Policy Statement and Decisions six times a year on its website. These documents provide analysis of current economic conditions and sets out the central bank policy rate.


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    SBP Policy Rate
    5.75% p.a.
     
    SBP Overnight
    Reverse
    Repo (Ceiling) Rate
    6.25% p.a.
     
    SBP Overnight
    Repo (Floor) Rate
    4.25% p.a.
  •  
    Overnight Weighted Average Repo Rate
    As on 26-Aug-16
    5.83 % p.a.
     
    KIBOR
    As on 29-Aug-16
    Tenor BID OFFER
    3-M 5.77 6.02
    6-M 5.79 6.04
    12-M 5.85 6.35

  •  
    MTBs
    Tenor Rates
    3-M 5.8571%
    6-M 5.9046%
    12-M 5.9148%
    PIBs
    Tenor Rates
    3-Y 6.2000%
    5-Y 6.7017%
    10-Y 7.8005%


    GIS

    Cut-off Margin over Benchmark*:  
    -50 bps

    * Latest 6-M W.A MTB Rate


  • MTB Auction

    31-Aug-16
     
    PIB Auction

    21-Sep-16


    As on 19-Aug-16
    SBP’s Reserves:
    18,187
    Bank’s Reserves:
    4,894
    Total Reserves:
    23,081

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    USD/PKR Rates
    As on 29-Aug-16
     
    M2M
    Revaluation Rate
    104.8340
     
    Weighted
    Average Rate
    Bid: 104.7150
    Offer: 104.9005
       
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