Non-performing loans reached 593 PKR bil in 2017 in Pakistan, according to the National Central Bank. This is 2 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, non-performing loans in Pakistan reached an all time high of 607 PKR bil in 2012 and an all time low of 177 PKR bil in 2006. When compared to Pakistan's main peers, non-performing loans in Afghanistan amounted to 5.19 AFN bil, 1,706 CNY bil in China and 9,058 INR bil in India in 2017.
Pakistan has been ranked 14th within the group of 90 countries we follow in terms of non-performing loans, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
A non-performing loan is a loan that is in default or close to being in default.