Pakistani Rupee falls further against US dollar
*KARACHI: Pakistani rupee on Thursday hit another low after the US dollar strengthened against the local currency following a delay in the release of an Rs1.17 billion tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite a staff-level agreement and political uncertainty in Punjab. *
In the interbank link today, the US dollar gained Rs1.08 against the rupee and traded at Rs226. In the open market, the greenback traded between Rs226 to Rs227.
Yesterday, the dollar rate reached an all-time high against the Pakistani rupee and is currently trading at Rs 225 in the interbank market. Political unrest wreaked havoc on the currency market for the second consecutive day.
According to details, the greenback spiked sharply by Rs3.01 in the interbank market to settle at Rs 225. The USD is trading at Rs226-227 in the open bank market.
— SBP (@StateBank_Pak) July 20, 2022 link
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) attributed the 11-rupee change in the exchange rate in just two days to the “market-determined exchange rate system” under which the current account position, news stories, and domestic uncertainty contribute to the daily currency fluctuations.