Pakistani rupee

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Pakistani rupee
ISO 4217 Code PKR
Official user(s)  Pakistan
Unofficial user(s)  Afghanistan[1][2]
Inflation 9.4% (March 2019)
1100 Paisa
Symbol R
Nickname Rupayya.
Freq. used 1, 2, 5, 10 Rupees
Rarely used 20 Rupees
Freq. used 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 Rupees
Rarely used 5000 Rupees
Central bank State Bank of Pakistan
Website []
Printer Pakistan Security Printing Corporation
Mint Pakistan Mint

The rupee (symbol: Rs; code: PKR) is the currency of Pakistan. The issuance of the currency is 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 Pakistani English, large values of rupees are counted in terms of thousands, lakh (hundred thousands, in digits 100,000) and crore (ten millions, in digits 10,000,000).

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  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 (30 April 2012). U.S. Military Information Operations in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of Psychological Operations 2001-2010. Rand Corporation. p. 72. ISBN 9780833051561.