Islamabad: Pakistani Rupee dropped by over Re1 against the US dollar during intraday trading in the interbank market on Friday, media reports said.
The rupee was trading at Rs193 after shedding Rs1.23 on Friday. The currency has dropped nearly 3% in the last five sessions since Monday, Geo News reported.
Speaking to Geo.tv, Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan (ECAP) Chairman Malik Bostan said that the widening trade deficit and political uncertainty are adding pressure on the dwindling rupee.
“When the new government took charge, the rupee recovered to Rs181 from a record high-level of Rs189; however, after ousted prime minister Imran Khan announced to hold a long march, the rupee once again broke all records,” he said.