The Pakistani Rupee (PKR) has extended its impressive winning streak against the US dollar for the seventh consecutive session, concluding at PKR 297.96 to the dollar. This marks a gain of 86 paisas when compared to the previous rate of Rs298.82 in the interbank foreign exchange market on Wednesday.

The PKR’s recent surge follows its all-time low of PKR 307.10 on September 5, 2023. Within this short span, the Pakistani rupee has appreciated by PKR 9.14, equivalent to an impressive 3 percent increase in the interbank foreign exchange market.

Following a concerted effort by authorities to suppress illicit black market activities in the major cities of Pakistan, the Pakistani rupee continued its upward trajectory against the US dollar, marking a substantial three-point gain in the open market on Thursday.


The Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan (ECAP) reported a noteworthy recovery of the rupee, which surged to 298 in relation to the greenback, reflecting a significant increase.

This crackdown on black market operators was initiated earlier in the month in response to a precipitous decline in the rupee’s value, hitting a record low of Rs333.7 on September 5. The impetus for this decisive action stemmed from appeals made to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Asim Munir by currency dealers, beseeching him to intervene and stabilise the escalating value of the American currency.

As a direct outcome of these concerted efforts, the Pakistani currency rebounded to a level below 300 per dollar in the open market earlier this week. This positive shift also saw a substantial influx of tens of millions of dollars back into the country’s interbank and open markets, according to reports from dealers.