Pakistan foreign debt soars to Rs 74 trillion

Pakistan's foreign debt and liabilities in July 2013 stood at $61.9 billion, which was the first financial year of the present government.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published: August 30, 2016 1:59:12 pm

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Pakistan’s foreign debt and liabilities touched the highest ever figure of over Rs 74 trillion in the first month of the current financial year, the country’s central bank said on August 30. It showed an increase of about Rs 11.15 trillion in the last four years, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said.

Pakistan’s foreign debt and liabilities in July 2013 stood at $61.9 billion, which was the first financial year of the present government.

In July 2014, Pakistan’s foreign debt soared to $63.4 billion, showing an increase of $1.5 billion in one-year time, Geo TV reported.

In July 2015, the next year, the total size of Pakistan’s foreign debt rose to $65.1 billion recording an increase of $1.7 billion in one-year time.

Then started the next year July 2016, which showed an increase of $7.9 billion, the highest increase in debt in one-year time.

The SBP website reflects Pakistan’s total foreign debt piled up to Rs 74 trillion, showing a record high debt in the history of the country.

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