Dollar climbs to Rs157.51 as rupee sheds 62 paisa

Observer Report

Pakistani rupee depreciated by another 62 paisas(-0.39 percent) against the US dollar in the inter-bank on Monday.

According to the State Bank of Pakistan, the US dollar opened atRs156.89 and closed at Rs157.51. Within the open market, the US dollar was traded at Rs157/157.80.
Pakistani rupee shed Rs1.15 against the US dollar last week.

However, the local unit has gained Rs11.53 against the greenback in the current fiscal year 2020-21 while appreciation has been Rs2.32 in 2021.

The currency experts said that the demand for dollars remained high as the market opened after two days. They said that owing to demand for import and corporate payments, the rupee remained under pressure.

They said that better economic activities and upward movement in international commodities are exerting pressure on the rupee.

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