Pakistani Rupee hits lowest level of history against middle eastern currencies

Pakistani Rupee hits lowest level of history against middle eastern currencies
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*DUBAI - The Pakistani rupee hit a new low against UAE’s dirham amid the economic crisis in Pakistan.*

*Pakistan decision to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout package has resulted in depreciation of the Pakistani rupee .*

The PKR was trading at 36.35 against the UAE dirham early morning on Tuesday, according to *XE.com. *On Monday morning, the rupee dropped to an all-time low of 36.44 against the UAE dirham, but recovered slightly later in the day. The currency, which has lost nearly 21 per cent since January 1, has devalued five time since December 2017.

“Today, the rupee was trading at 133.10 against the dollar, or 36.23 against the dirham, during early morning hours. It can fall to 135 against the dollar, or 36.75 against the dirham, in the coming days as the IMF feels the rupee is still overvalued and could further depreciate to 145 against the dollar and 39.50 against the dirham,” said Rajiv Raipancholia, CEO, Orient Exchange, quoted *Khaleej Times*.

Raipancholia informed that the rupee has appreciated to 35.8 against the dirham on October 12 along with other Asian currencies due to the US dollar’s weakness

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