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Karachi: Contrary to the prevailing trend this week, the Pakistani currency gained 0.19% against the US dollar on the last trading day of the week.

The local currency settled at Rs 177.50 against the U.S. dollar, compared with a close of Rs 177.83 a day earlier.

The currency has been volatile this week due to geopolitical tensions and rising commodity prices, Samiullah Tariq, head of research at Pakistan-Kuwait Investments, told.

“Though the trade number was encouraging where monthly trade deficit was 10-month low, geopolitical tensions and rising commodity prices impacted the outlook for trade,” he said.

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