KARACHI: The Pakistan Rupee (PKR) started FY23 (fiscal year 2022/2023) with a recovery of 29 paisas against the dollar on Monday.
The exchange rate witnessed a recovery of 29 paisas in rupee value to end at Rs204.56 to the dollar from last closing of Rs204.85 on June 30, 2022 in the interbank foreign exchange market.
The foreign exchange market was opened after bank holiday and weekly holidays.
The local currency ended the fiscal year 2021/2022 with a massive decline of 30 per cent against the dollar, according to data made available to PkRevenue.com on Thursday.
The exchange rate witnessed a decline of Rs47.31 or 30 per cent from Rs157.54 on the start of July 01, 2021 to the closing of Rs204.85 on June 30, 2022.
During the year the currency was under pressure due to higher economic demand, political instability and severe balance of payment crisis.
The rupee is making recovery after the country received $2.3 billion from Chinese banks. Furthermore, reports of finalization of agreement between Pakistan and IMF also supported the rupee. The country is expecting an inflow of around $1.9 billion from the IMF.
These inflows would help the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to improve its foreign exchange reserves. The rupee fell to the all-time low at Rs211.93 to the dollar on June 22, 2022.
The rupee remained under pressure against the greenback during the current fiscal year. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has taken various measures to support balance of payment and the local currency. However, the measures ended in a failure to help the rupee to recover losses.
The SBP on May 23, 2022 announced a sharp increase in policy rate by 150 basis points to 13.75 per cent from 12.25 per cent.
In addition to that the government announced a complete ban on imports to support balance of payment and help the rupee to stabilize. But all these measures appeared in failure as the exchange rate yet again deteriorated today massively.