Gold price in Pakistan drops by Rs150 per tola


— Reuters/File
— Reuters/File
  • Dealers believe that the precious commodity will gain momentum in the near term and will scale to new peaks.
  • Gold rates in Pakistan are around Rs2,000 below the cost compared to the Dubai market.
  • Despite a massive plunge of Rs14,000 last week, the demand in the local market remained dismal due to a lack of purchasing power.

KARACHI: The price of gold in Pakistan recorded a meagre decrease of Rs150 on Tuesday, contrary to the trend in the international market.

Gold was down by Rs150 to hit Rs116,500 per tola and increased by Rs129 to hit Rs100,866 per 10 grams. The rates of gold were Rs117,800 per tola and Rs100,995 per 10 grams on Monday.

Cumulatively, the precious commodity lost around Rs14,700 during the October 27-30 period.

Earlier, speaking to Geo.tv, a gold dealer said that the precious commodity will gain momentum in the near term and will scale to new peaks.

Shedding light on the demand in the domestic market, the dealer said that despite a massive plunge of Rs14,000, the demand in the local market remained dismal due to a lack of purchasing power.

According to All Sindh Saraf Jewellers Association (ASSJA), gold recorded an increase of $8 per ounce to around $1,792 in the international market ahead of a key Federal Reserve meeting this week, where the focus is on the central bank’s plan for tapering its pandemic stimulus measures.

Analysts believe that gold has been range-bound for nearly five months. “We need some fresh air coming into markets and this week’s Fed meeting could be such an event,” said Ole Hansen, head of the commodity strategy at Saxo Bank in Copenhagen.

“We already are seeing the market’s pricing in a rate hike around May or June next year, which is almost a year earlier than what the market was expecting a few months ago, and that has been the latest challenge for gold.”

It is pertinent to mention that gold rates in Pakistan are around Rs2,000 below the cost compared to the Dubai market.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market remained unchanged at Rs1,440 per tola and Rs1,234.56 per 10 grams on Tuesday.



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