KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistans foreign exchange reserves rose to $15.04 billion in the week ending on April 30 from $14.98 billion the previous week, the SBP said on Thursday. Reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) rose to $11.18 billion from $11.06 billion a week earlier, while those held by commercial banks eased to $3.86 billion from $3.92 billion, said the SBPs chief spokesman, Syed Wasimuddin. This includes $188 million received from the United States last week, said Wasimuddin. The US embassy said on Tuesday it had released $656 million to Pakistan from its so-called coalition support fund for costs incurred last year in fighting militants, with $188 million transferred last week and another $468 million on Monday. The $468 million would be reflected in next weeks foreign exchange reserve data, said Wasimuddin. Pakistans foreign reserves hit a record high of $16.5 billion in October 2007 but fell steadily to $6.6 billion by November 2008, largely because of a soaring import bill.