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KARACHI – The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Friday announced that it will throw the country’s mounting trade deficit at Peshawar Zalmi wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal expecting it to drop.
The move comes a week after the Pakistani rupee traded at an all-time low of 115.5 against the US dollar, with Pakistan’s external debt currently at $93 billion – a third of the national GDP.
“It has been decided to through the external debt, current account deficit and trade deficit at former Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal who plays for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League,” the central bank’s statement released on Friday read.
Sources within the SBP have confirmed that the bank’s analysts are currently working on the highest statistical probability for the expected, and much needed drop.
“We feel that there is a good chance of a drop in case there is a sharp edge or if the ball is a skier, especially under floodlights,” a senior SBP analyst told The Dependent on condition of anonymity.
However, consensus has been reached that the trade deficit should be thrown via a stroke of the bat, which will increase the probability of it being dropped, rather than a conventional throw by the hand.
“Furthermore, we will also ensure that Mr Akmal has his wicket-keeping gloves on and doesn’t have a bat in his hand. The latter will actually significantly increase the chances of the trade deficit going skywards,” an SBP insider said.