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Dollar continues downward slide against rupee for eighth consecutive session

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  • Rupee gains Rs1.65 in interbank market.
  • It closes at Rs225.64 against dollar. 
  • FinMin Ishaq Dar assured masses he would bring dollar value below 200.

KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee on Tuesday maintained its ground for the eighth consecutive session against the dollar since Ishaq Dar took charge of the Finance Ministry. 

The local unit gained Rs1.65, or 0.73%, in the interbank market, managing to settle at Rs225.64 against the greenback. 

According to the State Bank of Pakistan, the local currency closed at Rs227.29 against the dollar in the interbank market on Monday. 

The greenback has lost nearly Rs14 against the local currency since September 22.

Due to the depreciation of the dollar, Pakistan’s debt has decreased by Rs1.7 trillion.

A day prior, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar assured the masses that he would bring the dollar value below 200 with the help of his policies.

“The actual value of the Pakistani rupee is less than 200 against the greenback and it will be brought down as it is currently undervalued,” he said during Geo News‘ programme “Capital Talk.”

He mentioned that the dollar value is strong internationally, but “we will bring it down below 200 against our currency soon.”

He has strongly favoured intervention in currency markets in three previous stints in the job and is also expected to strengthen the currency. 

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The government is about to unleash another gasoline bomb on citizens beaten by inflation

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governmentThe price of petroleum products is anticipated to rise by the Federal Government starting on July 16. The price of gasoline is anticipated to rise by Rs7.67 per litre, the price of high-speed diesel by Rs3.72 per litre, and the price of kerosene by Rs2.73 per litre.

The people have informed me that a proposal to increase the petroleum levy has been created and is pending final clearance from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

After speaking with the premier, it is expected that the Ministry of Finance will declare the revised petroleum product prices tonight.

Petroleum product prices have recently surged due to rising global oil prices and Pakitsan’s adjustment of the petroleum levy in response to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) adamant demands, which forced the country to raise the petroleum development levy in the Finance Bill to Rs70 per litre.

Noteworthy is the fact that on July 1, the authorities also dropped a gasoline bomb.

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Positive Trend at PSX With a 1361-Point Gain for the KSE 100-Index

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In the first few hours of trading, the Pakistan Stock Exchange sees a bullish trend as the KSE 100-Index rises 1361 points, bringing the stock market to over 81,300 points.

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Significant surge in the price of gold in Pakistan

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On Friday, the price of gold in Pakistan continued to increase.

According to the All-Pakistan Gems and Jewellers Sarafa Association, the price of 24-karat gold per tola has risen by Rs2,200, reaching Rs249,000.

The price of 10-gram 24-karat gold increased by Rs1,886, reaching a total of Rs213,477. On Thursday, the cost of 10 grammes of 22-karat gold was Rs195,687.

The global gold market likewise had a rising trajectory. As per APGJSA, the worldwide rate was $2,404 per ounce, showing a decline of $24 during the course of the trading day.

The local market witnessed constant silver prices at Rs2,900 per tola.

Market observers attribute the increase in gold prices to other variables, such as volatility in the global market, currency exchange rates, and economic conditions. The ongoing surge in gold prices is likely to impact investment choices and consumer behaviour in the near future.

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