State Bank of Pakistan acting governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra was handed the role on a permanent basis today, making him the fifth governor in the past six years.
Wathra takes over from Yaseen Anwar, who resigned for "personal reasons" earlier this year. The past three governors have all stood down before the end of their terms, though the departure of Anwar's predecessors – Shahid Kardar and Syed Salim Raza – followed political disputes.
Wathra is a relatively new face at the central bank. He wa