KARACHI: The US dollar upward trajectory continued unabated on Thursday as the greenback traded at Rs237 against rupee as government fails to pacify the importers over dollar inflow in the country, PAK REVENUE reported.
The dollar continued to gain value amid political uncertainty and fate of federal government and IMF deal after the election of CM Punjab Parvez Elahi and rose by Rs0.98 in the interbank today to trade at Rs237.
The forex dealers said that the banks are selling the greenback at Rs238 while in open market, it being sold between Rs240 and Rs241.
On Wednesday, the US dollar increased by Rs3.09 against rupee in the interbank and traded at Rs236.02. In open market, the greenback traded between Rs238 and Rs239.
The forex dealers said that the banks are selling the greenback at Rs237.
Previously, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) attributed the 11-rupee change in the exchange rate in just two days to the “market-determined exchange rate system” under which the current account position, news stories, and domestic uncertainty contribute to the daily currency fluctuations.
In an apparent attempt to downplay the depreciation, the SBP said a “better measure” of the rupee’s strength is the real effective exchange rate, which takes into account the currencies in which Pakistan trades in inflation-adjusted terms.