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Rupee falls to all time low of 252 against USD

 At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the open market saw the Pakistani rupee drop by 5.75% (or Rs14.5) to an all-time low of Rs252.5 against the US dollar.

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) increased by 1.87% (or 730 points) to 39,785 points at 11:39 a.m. thanks to the rupee's decline.

After currency dealers unanimously agreed to quit artificially maintaining the rupee's overpriced value at Rs238 against the US dollar for the time being, the rupee fell.

At around 11 a.m. today, according to Topline Securities CEO Muhammad Sohail, the rupee fell to Rs252.5 against the dollar.

Stock Exchange (KSE) Index is up 700 points as a result of exchange businesses' decision to quote dollar rates close to market, which shows that the government has agreed to the IMF's requests to let market forces determine the rupee-dollar parity.

Malik Bostan, president of the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan, announced to the public after presiding over a special meeting on Tuesday, "We [currency dealers] have unanimously decided to remove the cap on the rupee-dollar exchange rate with effect from Wednesday."

They already agreed to put a cap on the exchange rate in order to provide foreign cash at a discount. However, the experiment gave rise to the underground currency market.

The black market rate for local currency was between Rs250 and Rs260 per US dollar. In order to make money, people were buying dollars on the open market for Rs. 238 and selling them in cash for Rs. 250–260.

According to Bostan, the elimination of the cap in the open market would end the black market, boost entrants into legal markets, and make money available to the general people for use in international travel, higher education, and healthcare.

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