The price of gold in the local market soared by Rs350 per tola (11.7 gramme) on April 13. All Pakistan Jewellers Manufacturers Association stated that the precious yellow metal is currently trading at Rs130,300 per tola.
Accordingly, the cost of 10 gramme of gold jumped by Rs300 to Rs111,711. Silver prices in the local market as of April 13, remained constant at Rs1,520 and Rs1,303.15.
Gold prices touched a one-month high in the international market as surging consumer costs bolstered its desirability as an inflation hedge, while investors seemed to ignore the Federal Reserve’s imminent interest rate hike and a healthier dollar.
By 12:40 pm. ET (1640 GMT), spot gold had risen 0.6 per cent to $1,978.81 per ounce, after reaching its highest level since March 14 at $1,979.95. Gold futures in the United States (US) increased 0.3 per cent to $1,982.6.
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Bullion prices surged $22 per ounce on the global market, settling at $1,977 per ounce. When compared to the Dubai market, gold prices in Pakistan are approximately Rs5,000 cheaper.
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