Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)
The Board of Directors
The State Bank of Pakistan is governed by an independent Board of Directors, which is responsible for the general superintendence and direction of the affairs of the Bank. The Board is chaired by the Governor SBP and comprises of 8 non-executive Directors and Secretary Finance to the Federal Government. Non-executives Directors of the Board are appointed by the Federal Government for a 3 year term.
Monetary Policy Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan is an independent body responsible to formulate the monetary policy of the SBP. More notably, MPC determines the policy interest rate of the SBP and approves the Monetary Policy Statement. MPC consists of ten members: the Governor (Chairman), three members of the Board, nominated by the SBP Board, three senior executives of the SBP, nominated by the Governor, and three External Members (economists) appointed by the Federal Government on recommendation of the SBP Board. The External Members are appointed for a term of three years.
Management of the SBP
The Governor SBP is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and manages the affairs of the Bank on behalf of the Board. The Governor is appointed by the President of Pakistan for a term of three years which is renewable once. He is assisted by one or more Deputy Governors appointed by the Federal Government for a period not exceeding five years. In addition to the Governor and Deputy Governors, the management hierarchy includes Executive Directors, Chief Economic Advisor, and Directors of various departments.