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Tuesday Jun 21 2022
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Gold price declines in Pakistan but holds near record high

Showcased gold necklaces at a jewellery showroom in Agartala, capital of Indias northeastern state of Tripura. — Reuters/File
Showcased gold necklaces at a jewellery showroom in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura. — Reuters/File

  • Gold price in local bullion market settles at Rs147,150 per tola.
  • Local buyers are not prepared to pay the current high prices.
  • Silver prices in the domestic market remained unchanged.


KARACHI: Gold softened in volatile trade on Tuesday but held near a record-high hit the previous day, with dealers expecting the market to undergo a correction after scaling to new peaks in the last four sessions.

The price in the local bullion market settled at Rs147,150 per tola after a decline of Rs100. While 10 grams price settled at Rs126,157 after a loss of Rs86.

Technically, gold is still very much biased to clock new highs as the Pakistani rupee continues to explore new depths. Momentum is showing no signs of cooling and any pullback would ideally trigger fresh buying interest.

However, there was a rising fear that physical demand for gold could lose momentum as many local buyers were not prepared to pay the current high prices.

“Safe-haven buying can be seen in the market; however, local customers are staying on the sidelines due to lack of purchasing power,” a gold dealer told Geo.tv while describing the market scenario.

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In the international market, the price of a yellow metal shed $7 per ounce to settle at $1,833.

Gold rates in Pakistan are around Rs4,000 below the cost compared to the rate in the Dubai market.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market remained unchanged at Rs1,560 and Rs1,337.44 today.