The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) ended a positive week in the green on Friday, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 615 points to close at 42,524.
Touching the day's low of 41,822 soon after opening, the index hit a day's high of 42,585 in the second half.
Keeping up with the trend this week, volumes remained higher as 261 million shares worth Rs9.5 billion changed hands. Of the 377 traded scrips, 270 advanced, 85 declined and 22 remained unchanged.
The commercial banking sector dominated trading by a margin with 44.6m shares traded in the day.
Volumes were led by:
B.O.Punjab: 18.1m shares traded [8.07pc];
WorldCall Telecom: 11.9m shares traded [+0.34pc];
K-Electric Ltd: 11.5m shares traded [-1.29pc];
Lotte Chemical: 9.3m sahres traded [+4.30pc];
TRG Pak Ltd: 8.7m shares traded [-1.69pc].