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In a first, one tola gold price surpasses Rs150,000 mark in Pakistan

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  • Price of gold soars Rs2,500 per tola.
  • Yellow metal settles at an all-time high of Rs152,000 per tola.
  • Silver prices in domestic market remain unchanged.

KARACHI: Gold price hit an all-time high, surpassing Rs150,000 per tola (11.66 grams) in Pakistan on Wednesday mainly due to a speculative increase in demand and partly due to the depreciating local currency.

The price of gold, considered a safe haven, soared Rs2,500 per tola and Rs2,143 per 10 grams to an all-time high of Rs152,000 and Rs130,315 in the local market, the All Sindh Saraf and Jewellers Association (ASSJA) reported.

With the latest increase of Rs2,500 per tola today, the gold price has surged by a total of Rs7,000 in the last six sessions.

Gold is likely to maintain the uptrend until economic clarity is seen. Analysts are of the view that the worldwide economic slowdown and recession in some economies may spark a new wave of inflation and currency depreciation around the world. 

Keeping these trends in view, investors may continue to take fresh positions in gold.

The association, however, stated that although gold hit an all-time high in Pakistan, its price still stood below cost. Gold is cheaper by Rs3,500 per tola compared to its price in Dubai.

The latest price for local markets was determined to keep in view the prices at which trades took place among buyers and sellers.

The bullion price is going up for the last many days. Besides, the international currency; the US dollar is strengthening globally. And the local currency (versus the US dollar) has continued to depreciate.

In the international market, bullion prices decreased by $3 per ounce to settle at $1,721 — staying above the key level of $1,700.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market remained unchanged at Rs1,600 per tola and Rs1,371.74 per 10 grams today.

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The KSE-100 Index rises following a sharp decline in the previous session.

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The government is considering filing a treason case under Article 6 against PTI founder Imran Khan, former president Arif Alvi, and former deputy speaker Qasim Suri. On Tuesday, the KSE-100 Index was up more than 1.3% during early trading, following a day of roughly a 2 percent loss due to growing political unrest and the potential banning of the party.

However, the benchmark index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange was trading at 79,074.63 by 11:49 a.m., having gained 535.45 points, or 0.68 percent, after reaching an intraday high of 79,578.04.

Market analysts said that political tensions were the primary cause of the KSE-100’s earlier Monday decline of 1578.71 points, or 1.97 percent.

They did point out, though, that a correction was a reasonable reaction to the protracted upswing that allowed the benchmark mark index to reach 81,839.86 on July 18.

As a result of interest rate cuts and the possibility of another IMF program, the Pakistan Stock Exchange has gained 22.97 percent so far this year. The cycle began on June 10 with a 1.5 percent decrease in borrowing costs.

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In interbank trade, the US dollar crushes the Pakistani rupee.

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During interbank trade on Tuesday, the US dollar’s value increased by 15 paisas, reaching Rs 278.45.

It is important to remember that Fitch Business Monitor International expressed concern about the possibility that Pakistan’s economic stability may be jeopardized by the ongoing political unrest.

The fragile situation of Pakistan’s economic recovery was emphasized by Fitch in its most recent Pakistan Country Risk Report, which also noted that economic activity has been impeded by urban protests.

(PTI),In spite of multiple successful judicial appeals, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) is expected to stay behind bars, the article notes, underscoring the fragile political environment.

With no urgent plans for new elections, this scenario suggests that the coalition administration will remain in office for the next 18 months.

Fitch also described an eventuality in which the government could change and be replaced by a technocratic administration. This suggests that the government of Pakistan would carry out the reforms demanded by the IMF, contributing to the 3.2% GDP growth expected in 2024–2025.

The policy rate has stabilized above projections, while the research predicted it may reach 16 percent this fiscal year and 14 percent the following year.

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Pakistan’s gold prices per kilogram dropped.

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When 24-karat gold dropped by Rs. 500 to Rs. 250,500 per tola on Tuesday, the price of gold fell once again on both the local and international gold markets.

By Rs429 to Rs214,763, 10 grams of gold cost less, according to the Gold Sellers Association.

Gold’s price per ounce dropped to $2391 on the international market by $11.

At Rs2920 per tola, the price of silver did not change.

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