Pakistani Rupee Hits Highest Value in Over A Year

The Pakistani Rupee (PKR) opened the week with a gain of 14 paisas against the US Dollar (USD).

PKR closed at Rs. 156.99 against the USD on Monday (15 March), up 14 paisas compared to Friday’s closing of Rs. 157.13 against the greenback in the interbank currency market. According to Arif Habib Limited, this is the strongest since March 9, 2020.


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According to market experts, the momentum of remittances and Roshan Digital Accounts (RDAs) inflows has continued. Remittances stand at $2.26 billion as of February 2021, which show 24 percent growth, and RDAs are expected to bring in another $671 million till March 11, 2021. Furthermore, Special Convertible Rupee Accounts also brought about $30 million primarily through bonds.

However, despite these inflows PKR remained almost stable and capped some higher gains it made last week.

“Forward selling by exporters has slowed down, but more importantly, dollar liquidity in the interbank market has magically vanished,” said Tresmark in a report, citing a forex trader in a commercial bank, adding “It does seem like stakeholders are evaluating market acceptance at these levels, while the emerging political developments may also be playing on the mind of traders.”

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The PKR also posted gains against most major currencies on Monday except minimal loss against the Australian Dollar (AUD), and a rupee’s deterioration against the Canadian Dollar (CAD).


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PKR improved by 25 paisas against the Euro today and appreciated by 24 paisas against the Pound Sterling (GBP). However, it posted a loss of 1 paisa against the AUD and a loss of Rs. 1.05 against the CAD.

Against both the UAE Dirham (AED) and the Saudi Riyal (SAR), PKR posted gains of 3 paisas each in the interbank market.


  • Herat hy dollar ab nichey araha hy lakin Mehngai tawatar k sath upar ja rahi hy. Yaha tak k wo cheezain hon k rate directly effect hotey hyn wo abi tak usi price pay kharey hyn jahan dollar peek py gya tha. Kisi ny kaha tha mulk may Mehngai bar rahi himo tu hukam ran chor hota hy. Ungli kis py uthayn yaha tu sab k sab hi chor hyn

    • Because business people don’t want to decrease their rates.
      They play government victim but in fact they are themselves the biggest Lutteray..

    • Hum aap k gham mein barabar k shareek hain. Lekin aap k leay free advise ye hai k ayenda Mawaz Sharif ko vote na dain please.

  • Remittances are increasing is a sign that overseas Pakistanis are losing job, closing businesses particularly in the Gulf countries. Selling their household items, vehicles, remitting their savings to arrive in pakistan for good. Govt. Is busy (baghlein bajanay me) God bless innocent leaders.

    • Bhai remittance ki definition search kr lo google pr. Aisay he bongian mat karo. Mulk ka waisay he itna nuqsan hoa wa ha tum jaisay jahil log or misguide krtay haen logo ko


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