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The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) landed in the green on Tuesday with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 268 points to close at 41,246.

The index had opened higher and peaked at 41,527 points before settling down.

Around 180 million shares worth Rs7.6 billion were traded at the exchange. A total of 355 scrips were traded, of which 177 advanced, 148 declined and 30 remained unchanged.

The cement sector dominated trading with 44.1m shares traded.

Volumes were led by:

  1. Power cement Limited: 31.6m shares traded [+0.96pc];

  2. Bank Of Punjab: 15.7m shares traded [-0.25pc];

  3. TRG Pakistan Ltd: 5.5m shares traded [+2.82pc];

  4. Pakistan Elektron Ltd: 5.5m shares traded [+0.67pc];

  5. K-Electric Limited: 5.1m shares traded[+0.57pc].