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US dollar continues to thrash PKR, gains 98 paisas against local currency

The local currency has cumulatively plunged 9.3% (Rs17.21) over the past 15 consecutive working days.

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US dollar continues to thrash PKR, and gains 98 paisas against local currency!

On Thursday the local currency dropped to almost Rs203 against the greenback in the interbank market amid dwindling foreign exchange reserves.

At around 12:45 pm, local time, the rupee hit an intra-day low at Rs202.90 against the US Dollar.

According to the Forex Association of Pakistan (FAP), the dollar was trading at Rs202.40 at around 1:30 pm after appreciating against Wednesday’s close of Rs201.90, as per the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) data.

In the open market, the greenback was trading at Rs203.50 around 1:30 pm.

The Pakistani rupee continued to lose ground against the US dollar and other major currencies due to uncertainty on political and economic fronts.

According to economic experts, the delay in the IMF program and a growing shortage of foreign currency contributed to the spike in the country’s default risk fivefold.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.