Pilgrimage Takes Toll on Pakistan Rupee Reeling From Yuan Shock

  • China's devaluation, equities slide add to Hajj spike
  • Central bank says there is sufficient supply of dollars

Pakistanis embarking on Islam’s holiest pilgrimage are soaking up dollar supplies, driving the rupee to the weakest level since March 2014, as they prepare to seek blessings in Mecca -- and buy some gold.

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