KARACHI (Reuters) - The Pakistani rupee gained further on Wednesday amid a slowdown in dollar demand from importers, which dealers said was likely to keep the local unit steady in coming days. The rupee ended at 85.98/86.03 to the dollar on Wednesday, up from 86.11/86.16 on Tuesday. The rupee had closed on record lows for five days in a row till Friday, as banks bought dollars aggressively on behalf of importers. But since Monday, there has been no major import payment in the market, which has helped the rupee gain the losses recorded last week, said a dealer at a local bank. Dealers said they expected the rupee to hold steady in the near term as dollar supplies looked sufficient to match demand.