In today’s interbank session, the Pakistani rupee (PKR) fell by Rs1.05 versus the US dollar (USD), concluding at Rs186.97 per US Dollar, compared to Rs185.92 per USD on April 20.
The rupee had a tumultuous market session, with an intraday high of Rs187.10 and a lowest of Rs186.25. This depreciation of PKR is attributed to the country’s expanding current account deficit and dwindling foreign exchange reserves. However, the country must pay a significant amount in the final quarter of FY22, putting additional strain on the local unit.
Pakistan’s currency has lost Rs29.42 versus the US dollar since July 21. According to data published by Mettis Global, the rupee declined by Rs10.45 in CYTD, with the month-to-date (MTD) position showing a drop of 1.87 percent.
PKR has shed 18.56 per cent versus the US dollar in the previous 52 weeks, with a low of 186.97 today and a peak of 152.27 on May 7, 2021.
Furthermore, the local currency has lost 10.11 per cent versus the euro since its high on May 5, 2021. Since its high on May 7, 2021, it has declined 13.24 per cent against the pound.
The PKR slid Rs2.4 against the pound sterling, completing the day at Rs244.4 per GBP, down from Rs241.97 per GBP the previous session. Similarly, the PKR lost three rupees against the euro, closing at Rs204.08 at the interbank today.