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Govt borrows another 383bn debt in a week

Govt borrows 114.3bn debt in a week
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April 23, 2024 (MLN): The government of Pakistan has acquired an additional debt of Rs383.09 billion during the week ended April 12, 2024, which brings its total net borrowing for ongoing fiscal year 2024 to Rs4.47 trillion, according to the central bank's weekly estimates.

Government borrowings for the current fiscal year have consistently remained higher in comparison to previous years.

The government sector borrowings are divided into three broad categories based on the purpose of loan which are budgetary support, commodity operations, and others.

Split three ways between these broad categories, the weekly net borrowing for budgetary support was Rs340bn, while the borrowing for commodity operations stood at Rs43.43bn.

Meanwhile, a total of Rs329.48m was retired off others during the week.

Accordingly, this takes the cumulative borrowing for the current fiscal year 2024 to Rs4.83 trillion for budgetary support, Rs362bn retirement off Commodity Operations, and Rs2.5bn retirement off others.

The two biggest source of financing for budgetary support are the State Bank of Pakistan and the Scheduled Banks.

This fiscal year, the government has paid off a net sum of Rs310.25bn to the central bank, out of which the Federal Government retired Rs120.73bn whereas, the Provincial Government retired Rs167.32bn, AJK Government retired Rs19.03bn, and the GB Government retired Rs3.17bn.

On the other hand, the Scheduled Banks have lent out a net total of Rs5.14tr out of which the Federal Government borrowed Rs5.3tr while the Provincial Government retired Rs159.99bn.

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Posted on: 2024-04-23T17:22:16+05:00