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Print Print 2022-01-25

Pakistan issues $1bn sukuk

  • Inflow would boost the country’s foreign exchange reserves and help arrest the rupee slide
Published January 25, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has issued US$1 billion Islamic sukuk in the international market at 7.95 percent interest rate for a period of seven years.

An official of Finance Ministry on condition of anonymity confirmed that the Islamic bond has been issued; however, information with regard to subscription remains unclear. The inflow would boost the country’s foreign exchange reserves and help arrest the rupee slide.

Pakistan looks to issue US dollar-denominated Sukuk bonds

The process of marketing and book-building the bond was started by joint lead managers — Dubai Islamic Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

The government decided to raise over $3 billion from the international market through issuance of Eurobond/international sukuk in the budget for the ongoing fiscal year.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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