The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) continued its positive run on Friday, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 697 points to close at 42,786.
The index hit a day's low of 42,014 early in the session, but continued gaining ground for most part of the session.
Volumes picked up on Friday to hit 385.5 million shares worth Rs14.0 billion. Of the 338 traded scrips, 247 advanced, 73 declined and 18 remained unchanged.
The transport sector dominated trading by a margin, with 82.84m shares traded.
Volumes were led by:
Pakistan Intl. Bulk Terminal Ltd.(R): 39.7m shares traded [+141.51pc];
Pak International Airline Corp Ltd: 23.9m shares traded [+16.69pc];
Worldcall Telecom Ltd: 20.0m shares traded [+9.50pc];
Pakistan Intl. Bulk Terminal Ltd: 18.7m shares traded [+8.54pc];
K-Electric Limited: 14.7m shares traded [+1.62pc].