In the first hours of trade on Tuesday, the Pakistani rupee (PKR) fluctuated between Rs238 and Rs239 as it lost value versus the US dollar in the interbank market.

During intra-day trade at roughly 10:20 am, the rupee was quoted at Rs237.99, a devaluation of Rs0.08 or 0.03 per cent versus the greenback.

In the interbank market on Monday, the local currency fell for the 12th straight session to end at Rs237.91 as pressure on the currency increased due to the expectation of a higher import bill and the globally strong dollar.


The PKR has continued to lose value after receiving the IMF tranche of $1.2 billion at the beginning of September and has not yet seen a positive session this month.

According to experts, the country’s borrowing requirements would rise in the wake of the devastating flash floods, which will also boost the cost of imports. As floods destroy standing crops in Sindh and lower Punjab, the country’s borrowing requirements may rise further in the near future.