Dollar on Wednesday has hit another record high against Pakistani rupee; rises to Rs173.50!
After gaining 57 paisas against the Pakistani rupee, the greenback is up from the previous rate of Rs172.78 in inter-bank trading.
In just five months and 12 days, the dollar has become Rs21.22 costlier in the inter-bank exchange, according to the forex dealers.
On May 7, 2021, the rate of the US Dollar was Rs152.28 in the inter-bank.
Earlier on Monday, the US dollar demonstrated strongly against the Pakistani rupee gaining a hefty Rs1.92 in inter-bank trading. However, the rupee did recover by 32 paisas before the closure of the business. The US dollar dominated the whole day and was traded at a historic high of Rs173.10 against the Pakistani rupee which had been constantly losing against the greenback for many months now.
After gaining Rs1.92 on Monday, the dollar reached its historic high against the rupee at Rs173.10, but later the rupee recovered 32 paisas, and as the trading ended the dollar closed at Rs172.78 up by Rs1.60.
On Friday evening, the Pakistani rupee was closed at Rs171.18 when the trading closed. In the open market, the US dollar also gained Rs1.40 against the Pakistani rupee.
The benchmark KSE-100 index was up by 802.72 points, or 1.8 percent, by 1:20 pm.
Head of Foreign Institutional Sales at Next Capital Limited, Muhammad Faizan, said the bullish trend was owed to better-than-expected current account deficit figures as well as the “positive news flow” from the IMF.