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Rupee slumps to an all-time low of 168.9 against dollar

KARACHI: An 85-paisa decline in the inter-bank market due to external payments pressures dragged the rupee to a record low on Tuesday against the US dollar, with the exchange rate sliding to Rs168.94.

The Pakistani currency briefly touched an all-time low of Rs169 in the inter-bank market during intra-day trade, before making a modest pullback from that level.

In all, the rupee dropped 0.5% to Rs168.94 on Tuesday after closing at Rs168.10 on Monday (September 13).

The rupee has now fallen past its previous low of Rs168.43 against the greenback recorded on August 26 last year.

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