KARACHI: The Pak Rupee gained 18 paisas against dollar on Thursday owing to improved inflows of export receipts and workers’ remittances.
The rupee ended at Rs166.58 to the dollar from previous day’s closing of Rs166.76 in interbank foreign exchange market.
Currency experts said that the lowering demand for import and corporate payments and improved inflows helped the rupee to make gain.
They said that the import bill of the country massively reduced during the fiscal year 2019/2020.
According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) the import bill of the country fell by 18.6 percent to $44.57 billion as compared with $54.76 billion in the preceding fiscal year.
This helped the country to curtail the trade deficit for the year. The trade deficit of the country shrank by 27 percent to $23.18 billion during fiscal year 2019/2020 as compared with the deficit of $31.8 billion in the preceding fiscal year.