KARACHI: The United States Dollar (USD) on Thursday touched an all-time high of Rs147 in the interbank market.
As per details, despite the measures taken by the government the dollar continues to fly and saw a boom of Rs5 in recent days.
A day earlier, Prime Minister’s Advisor on Finance Hafeez Shaikh chaired a high-level meeting to review sudden hike of the dollar against Pakistani rupee in Islamabad.
Well informed sources said the decision was taken to initiate strong action against the forex exchange companies who are trading dollar on the excessive rate in the market.
The meeting also decided to keep an eye on such foreign exchange companies through the central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan.
It may be noted that the lack of confidence in Pakistan’s economic sector had resulted in dollar jumping to staggering Rs146.25.
The dollar rate on Wednesday increased by Rs2.25 rupees in the open market which has enabled it to reach the highest rate of the country’s economic history.
The rupee devaluation was observed three days after the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh announced to have finalized a three-year bailout with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for $6 billion.