Rupee continues upward trend against dollar

Dollar rates today 19th December 2023

In a positive turn of events for the Pakistani economy, the Pakistani Rupee demonstrated its resilience in the foreign exchange market today, marking its sixth consecutive recovery session against the US Dollar. The interbank trading session concluded with the Rupee gaining 19 paisa, closing at Rs283.01 compared to the previous day’s closing of Rs283.20.

US Dollar Rates:

Despite this upward trend, the Forex Association of Pakistan (FAP) reported that the buying and selling rates of the US Dollar in the open market stood at Rs283.5 and Rs286.2 respectively, shedding light on the nuances between interbank and open market transactions.

Euro and Other Currencies:

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) revealed that the Euro experienced a slight decrease of 05 paisa, closing at Rs309.30 against the last day’s closing of Rs309.35. Meanwhile, the Japanese Yen observed a modest decrease of 02 paisa, closing at Rs1.96. In a more significant shift, the exchange rate of the British Pound showed a notable decrease of Rs1.04, trading at Rs358.49 in contrast to the previous closing of Rs359.53.

Middle Eastern Currencies:

Investors and traders also witnessed a marginal decline in the exchange rates of the Emirates Dirham and the Saudi Riyal, with both currencies decreasing by 05 paisa each. The Emirates Dirham closed at Rs77.06, while the Saudi Riyal concluded at Rs75.44.


Today’s exchange rates showcase a positive trajectory for the Pakistani Rupee against the US Dollar, contributing to the nation’s economic stability. As the currency market remains dynamic, investors and analysts will keenly observe these fluctuations, considering the various factors influencing global currencies. This consecutive recovery session reflects the resilience of the Pakistani Rupee in the face of economic challenges, providing a glimmer of optimism for stakeholders in the financial landscape.

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