ISLAMABAD              -       The Pakistani rupee on Thursday shedded by 20 paisas against US dollar in the interbank exchange market on Thursday to close at Rs 166.98 as compared to the last day’s closing of Rs166.78. According to the Forex Association of Pakistan, the buying and selling rates of dollar the in open market were recorded at Rs166.9 and Rs167.5 respectively. The State Bank of Pakistan reported that in interbank market, the price of euro appreciated by Rs2.01 to close at Rs196.27 against the last day’s trading of Rs194.26. The Japanese yen lost one paisa to close at Rs 1.58 whereas an increase of 69 paisas was witnessed in the exchange rate of British Pound which was traded at Rs 216.88 as compared to its last closing of Rs216.19. The exchange rates of Saudi Riyal and Emirates Dirham increased by 5 paisas each to close at Rs 44.51 and Rs 45.46 respectively.