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Gold prices see decrease of Rs4200 per tola in Pakistan

KARACHI: After continuous gain for a week, gold prices saw a steep decline of Rs4200 on Friday as the precious commodity receded nearly half of its gain recorded a day earlier.

It’s worth mentioning that gold prices gained Rs12,000 per tola since Monday.

Data released by the All Sindh Saraf and Jewellers Association (ASSJA) showed that the price of gold, considered a safe haven, plunged by Rs4,200 per tola and Rs3,601 per 10 grams to settle at a record high of Rs158,300 and Rs135,717 in the local market.

A day earlier, the gold price jumped by a whopping Rs10,500 per tola and the price hit a historic-high of Rs162,500.

In the international market, bullion prices increased by $12 per ounce to settle at $1,762 supported by a softer dollar and bets that the Federal Reserve may cool the pace of rate hikes as economic risks deepen.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market remained unchanged at Rs1,630 per tola and Rs1,397.46 per 10 grams today.

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