The US dollar hit an all-time high of Rs142 in the interbank market on Friday. The greenback gained by Rs8 to touch the new high in the interbank market.

The rise in dollar comes owing to the widening current account deficit. 

On November 23, the US dollar rose to a record high against the rupee as it reached Rs135.30 in the open market.

The government borrowed a total of $1.58 billion during the first four months (July-October) of the current fiscal year.

In the first two months of the fiscal year (July and August), the caretaker government took out loans of $820 million. With the new Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government in power, the borrowing continued. The government borrowed over $760.4 million during the months of September and October.

Moreover, $320 million were borrowed from commercial banks, $230 million from China and $70 million from Islamic Development Bank.

Overall, the government is expected to borrow close to over $9.69 billion during the 2019 fiscal year.