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Pakistani rupee holds ground against the US dollar in interbank market

By News Desk

January 29, 2024 11:33 AM


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar in interbank market

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The Pakistani rupee held its ground against the US dollar in the interbank market on Monday, the week’s first day of trading, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the State Bank of Pakistan, the local currency shed five paisas against the greenback and ended the day at 279.64.

https://twitter.com/StateBank_Pak/status/1751920907113877841

During the previous week, the Pakistani rupee had continued its slow-paced upward journey for the 11th consecutive week as it gained 0.11 percent or 31 paisas to settle at Rs279.59 against the US dollar in the interbank market.

https://twitter.com/StateBank_Pak/status/1750844492310299030

This marginal yet continuous recovery of the local currency had been on the back of approval of $705.6 million as the second tranche of the $3 billion Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Last week, the IMF inflow was reflected in the foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

https://twitter.com/StateBank_Pak/status/1750555901013152073

Meanwhile, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar had directed the Ministry of Energy to prepare and submit a comprehensive and sustainable plan after consultation with the Finance Ministry to reduce the circular debt of power and gas sectors.

Moreover, the SBP decided to revamp the foreign exchange trading system and announced to introduce a Centralised Foreign Exchange (FX) Trading Platform called “FX Matching” for the interbank FX market.

 

Reporter Ashraf Khan


News Desk


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