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The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) ended the week on a high note with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 396 points to close at 40,271 points.

The benchmark index opened higher, peaking at 40,389 points in the first half of trading. In all, 124.7 million shares worth Rs5.7 billion were traded at the exchange.

Of the 317 scrips traded, 179 advanced, 117 declined and 21 remained unchanged.

Commercial banks dominated trading with 45.m shares traded.

Volumes were led by:

  1. Bank Of Punjab: 18.7m shares traded [+5.75pc];

  2. Engro Polymer and Chemicals Ltd (R): 5.5m shares traded [-5.53pc];

  3. K-Electric Limited: 5.4m shares traded [+0.95pc];

  4. Faysal Bank Limited: 5.2m shares traded [-2.13pc]

  5. Engro Polymer and Chemicals Ltd: 5.0m shares traded [-0.77pc].