The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced its bi-monthly monetary policy on Friday and decided to maintain its policy rate at 7 percent, according to a statement issued by the bank.
At its meeting on 28th May 2021, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to maintain the policy rate at 7 percent. Since its last meeting in March, the MPC was encouraged by the further upward revision in the FY21 growth forecast to 3.94 percent.
The MPC noted that this confirms the strength of the broad-based economic rebound underway since the start of the fiscal year, on the back of targeted fiscal measures and aggressive monetary stimulus. This positive momentum is expected to persist, translating into higher growth next year.