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In a first, one tola gold price surpasses Rs150,000 mark in Pakistan

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  • Price of gold soars Rs2,500 per tola.
  • Yellow metal settles at an all-time high of Rs152,000 per tola.
  • Silver prices in domestic market remain unchanged.

KARACHI: Gold price hit an all-time high, surpassing Rs150,000 per tola (11.66 grams) in Pakistan on Wednesday mainly due to a speculative increase in demand and partly due to the depreciating local currency.

The price of gold, considered a safe haven, soared Rs2,500 per tola and Rs2,143 per 10 grams to an all-time high of Rs152,000 and Rs130,315 in the local market, the All Sindh Saraf and Jewellers Association (ASSJA) reported.

With the latest increase of Rs2,500 per tola today, the gold price has surged by a total of Rs7,000 in the last six sessions.

Gold is likely to maintain the uptrend until economic clarity is seen. Analysts are of the view that the worldwide economic slowdown and recession in some economies may spark a new wave of inflation and currency depreciation around the world. 

Keeping these trends in view, investors may continue to take fresh positions in gold.

The association, however, stated that although gold hit an all-time high in Pakistan, its price still stood below cost. Gold is cheaper by Rs3,500 per tola compared to its price in Dubai.

The latest price for local markets was determined to keep in view the prices at which trades took place among buyers and sellers.

The bullion price is going up for the last many days. Besides, the international currency; the US dollar is strengthening globally. And the local currency (versus the US dollar) has continued to depreciate.

In the international market, bullion prices decreased by $3 per ounce to settle at $1,721 — staying above the key level of $1,700.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market remained unchanged at Rs1,600 per tola and Rs1,371.74 per 10 grams today.

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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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