Gold price in Pakistan today: Bullion gains Rs2,500 per tola

Gold rate in Pakistan settles at Rs245,000 per tola on April 26, 2024
An undated image of gold jewellery displayed at a store. — Reuters
An undated image of gold jewellery displayed at a store. — Reuters

Gold price in Pakistan on Friday gained over Rs2,000 per tola (11.66 grams) as rupee depreciation against the US dollar and economic uncertainty once again attracted investors as the precious commodity is considered a safe-haven asset.

The data released by All Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association showed that the price of gold rose by Rs2,500 per tola and Rs2,143per 10 grams to settle at Rs245,000 and Rs210,048, respectively.

Gold price in Pakistan was on a rising spree since last week in the local and international market as investors were taking refuge in the precious metal — considered a safe haven — due to escalation in geopolitical tensions.

It should be noted that the precious commodity touched an all-time high of Rs252,200 per tola on Saturday (April 20, 2024).

Today’s increase can be attributed to an surge in the gold prices in the international market — where per ounce price rose by $21 to settle at $2,343 as risk premiums over tensions in the Middle East eased, while investors strapped in for US economic data due later in the week that could offer clues to the Federal Reserve's interest rate path.

Bullion price in the international market touched a record high of $2,431.29 on April 12.

Meanwhile, silver price in the local market remained unchanged at Rs2,650 per tola and Rs2,271.94 per 10 grams, respectively.

Gold price in Pakistan is announced by the association, which determines gold prices in Pakistan for local markets six days a week from Monday to Saturday.

Pakistan is a small market for gold at the global level. It meets the commodity’s demand through imports as it does not produce the precious metal locally.

Accordingly, the gold rate in Pakistan is determined by keeping in view its prices in world markets, rupee-dollar exchange rate, and demand and supply in domestic markets. The latest price for local markets was determined to keep in view the prices at which trade took place among buyers and sellers.

Gold price in Pakistan has been volatile in Pakistan recently amid continued political and economic uncertainty and high inflation. People prefer to buy this precious commodity in such times as a safe investment and a hedge.