KARACHI: The dollar declined by Re1 against the Pak Rupee (PKR) at the opening in the interbank foreign exchange market on Monday. The dollar is being traded at Rs174.73 at the time of reporting this news article.
The foreign currency made a non-stop gain during the last week. This gain resulted in a fall in rupee value to the record low of Rs175.73 on November 12, 2021, in the interbank foreign exchange market.
Market experts said that the latest recovery in the rupee was due to measures taken by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) a day earlier.
The SBP on Sunday, November 14, 2021, decided to increase the average Cash Reserve Requirement (CRR), to be maintained during a period of two weeks by scheduled banks, from 5 percent to 6 percent and minimum CRR to be maintained each day from 3 percent to 4 percent.
CRR is the amount of money that banks are required to keep with the State Bank of Pakistan and is applicable on demand liabilities and time liabilities with tenor of less than a year.