The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) registered nominal gains on Wednesday following another volatile session, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 156 points to close above 45,000 level.
The index opened higher and touched the day's high of 45,495 points before facing a mid-session fall which brought the index to 44,782 points before it managed to close at 45,063.
All share volumes increased by 114 million shares from Tuesday to around 340 million shares today. The traded value also climbed to Rs18.2 billion from Rs13.3 billion a day earlier.
Of the total of 374 traded scrips, 215 advanced and 139 declined while 2 remained unchanged.
The cement sector dominated trading for the third session in a row with 58.6 million shares traded while technology and communication followed with 46.4m shares traded.
Volumes were led by:
TRG Pak Ltd: 29.0m shares traded [-0.14pc];
Fauji Cement: 18.7m shares traded [+4.76pc];
Sui South Gas: 15.2m shares traded [+1.19pc];
Aisha Steel Mill: 14.6m shares traded [+0.91pc];
Power Cement: 14.2m shares traded [+3.48pc].