KARACHI: The foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) soared by 0.3% on a weekly basis, data released by the central bank showed. During the week ending on Oct 29, the foreign currency reserves held by the SBP were recorded at $17,199.6 million. Whereas, showing an increase of $53 million compared with $17,146.7 million on October 15. The country’s overall liquid foreign currency reserves, including net reserves held by commercial banks, stood at $23,925.9 million. Net reserves held by banks clocked in at $6,726.3 million. It is relevant to mention here that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia deposited $3 billion with the central bank. It also extended $1.2 billion of trade finance to support the country’s balance of payments.