KARACHI: The KSE-100 index rose over 134 points in mid-day trade, with trading volume standing at over 154 million shares with a total value of Rs5.46 billion.
Top 5 volume leaders have been in the green, with Lafarge Pakistan being in the top with 15.9 million shares and a Rs0.7 increase in share price.
The oil and gas sector pushed the index significantly higher, with Pakistan Oilfields gaining Rs7.34 with a traded volume of over 1.1 million shares, PSO gaining Rs.5.34 over 1.6 million shares, and PPL rising by Rs3.55 over 2.7 million shares.
The index was climbing higher on the back of oil and gas and banking sectors. Amongst the other indexes, the All-share-index rose over 88 points, the KSE-30 index rose over 127 points, and KMI-30 rose over 250 points.