Pakistani rupee

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Pakistani rupee
Pakistani rupee sign.png Pakistani rupee pre-1971.jpg
Pre-1971 10 Rupees Banknote (Obverse)
ISO 4217
Symbol₨/Pakistani rupee sign.png
 Freq. used₨ 10, ₨ 20, ₨ 50, ₨ 100, ₨ 500, ₨ 1000
 Rarely used₨ 5000
 Freq. used₨ 1, ₨ 2, ₨ 5, ₨ 10
 Rarely used₨ 20
Official user(s) Pakistan
Unofficial user(s) Afghanistan[1][2]
Central bankState Bank of Pakistan
PrinterPakistan Security Printing Corporation
MintPakistan Mint
Inflation9.4% (March 2019)
New Pakistani currncy symbol.

The Rupee (sign: ;/Pakistani rupee sign.png ; code: PKR) is the Official State "National Currency of Pakistan"[n 1] respectively. The issuance of the currency is regulated, monitored and controlled by the State bank of Pakistan. The most commonly used symbol for the rupee is Rs, used on receipts when purchasing goods and services. In Pakistan, the rupee is referred to as the "rupees", "Rupaya" or "Rupaye". As standard in Indian English, large values of rupees are counted in terms of thousands, lakh (100 thousand, in digits 1,00,000) and crore (10 million, in digits 1,00,00,000). The Rupee traces its origins to Sher Shah Suri.


  1. “The Official National Economic Engine or Trade of Pakistan” “Shall be the Pakistani Rupiah/Rupai or Rupees” respectively


  1. Hanifi, Shah (2011-02-11). Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier. Stanford University Press. p. 171. ISBN 9780804777773.
  2. Munoz, Arturo. U.S. Military Information Operations in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of Psychological Operations 2001-2010. Rand Corporation. p. 72. ISBN 9780833051561.
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