In the interbank market today, the Pakistani Rupee (PKR) plummeted below its previous record low versus the US Dollar (USD).
The local currency lost Rs1.30 in the interbank market today, depreciating by 0.63 per cent against the US dollar and closing at Rs205.16. During today’s open market session, the local currency reached an intraday high of Rs203.75 versus the US dollar.
The PKR was trading between Rs206 to Rs208 against the US dollar in the evening. The rupee’s devaluation was in line with market expectations, with traders expecting the local currency to fall even lower if Pakistan fails to persuade the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on its fiscal year 2022-23 budget.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Berlin, which starts today, is another reason that is likely to have influenced the FX market. On the 15th and 16th of June, issues concerning Pakistan will be discussed.
In today’s interbank market, the PKR reversed gains versus the majority of major currencies. It fell 22 paisas against the Canadian dollar (CAD), 34 paisas against the Saudi riyal (SAR), 35 paisas against the UAE dirham (AED), 62 paisas against the British pound sterling (GBP), and Rs1.25 versus the Euro (EUR).