State Bank Governors of Pakistan

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is the central bank of Pakistan. While its constitution, as originally laid down in the State Bank of Pakistan Order 1948, remained basically unchanged until January 1, 1974, when the bank was nationalized, the scope of its functions was considerably enlarged. The State Bank of Pakistan Act 1956,[1] with subsequent amendments, forms the basis of its operations today. The headquarters are located in the financial capital of Pakistan, Karachi whereas the bank has a fully owned subsidiary with the name SBP Baking Services Corporation (SBP-BSC) which is the operational arm of the central bank and has branch offices in 15 cities across Pakistan, including the capital city, Islamabad and the four provincial capitals and has head office in Karachi. State bank has other fully owned subsidiaries as well namely, I) National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF) which is the training arm of the bank and also provides training to commercial banks, 2) Deposit Protection Corporation (DPC) and recently SBP was given ownership of 3) Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC) as well.

Sr No. Name From To
1 (Late) MR. ZAHID HUSSAIN 10-06-1948 19-07-1953
2 (Late) MR. ABDUL QADIR 20-07-1953 19-07-1960
3 (Late) MR. S.A. HASNIE 20-07-1960 19-07-1967
4 (Late) MR. MAHBUBUR RASHID 20-07-1967 01-07-1971
5 (Late) MR. S.U. DURRANI 01-07-1971 22-12-1971
6 (Late) MR. GHULAM ISHAQ KHAN 22-12-1971 30-11-1975
7 (Late) MR. S. OSMAN ALI 01-12-1975 01-07-1978
8 MR. A.G.N. KAZI 15-07-1978 09-07-1986
09 (Late) MR. V.A. JAFAREY 10-07-1986 16-08-1988
10 MR. I.A. HANFI FIRST TERM (17-08-1988 To 02-09-1989) SECOND TERM (01-09-1990 To 30-06-1993)
11 MR. KASSIM PAREKH 05-09-1989 30-08-1990
12 DR. MUHAMMAD YAQUB 25-07-1993 05-11-1999
13 DR. ISHRAT HUSAIN 02-12-1999 01-12-2005
14 DR. SHAMSHAD AKHTAR 02-01-2006 01-01-2009
15 SYED SALIM RAZA 02-01-2009 02-06-2010
16 MR. SHAHID HAFIZ KARDAR 09-09-2010 18-07-2011
17 MR. YASEEN ANWAR 20-10-2011 31-01-2014
18 Mr. Ashraf Mahmood Wathra (Acting) January 31, 2014 28 April 2017
19 Mr. Tariq Bajwa 7 July 2017 Present



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