Pakistan Stock Exchange’s (PSX) KSE-100 index surged to unprecedented heights in Thursday’s trading, culminating at a historic peak of 67,142.12, marking a substantial uptick of 594.34 points or 0.89 per cent.

Throughout the trading day, the index demonstrated unwavering positivity, cresting at an intraday zenith of 67,246.03 (+698.24) and a nadir of 66,690.94 (+143.15) points, reflecting robust investor sentiment and confidence in the market’s trajectory.

Trading activity was buoyant, with the KSE-100 index witnessing a total turnover of 231.314 million shares, underlining robust investor participation and liquidity in the market.


The stellar performance of the KSE-100 index was underpinned by the commendable contributions of various sectors, notably Commercial Banks, which bolstered the index with 184.39 points, followed by Fertiliser (89.9 points), Cement (85.95 points), Oil & Gas Exploration Companies (49.32 points), and Oil & Gas Marketing Companies (27.36 points).

Conversely, certain sectors experienced marginal declines, with Leather & Tanneries leading the downturn with 6.69 points, trailed by Transport (2.26 points), Real Estate Investment Trust (0.69 points), Miscellaneous (0.35 points), and Modarabas (0.31 points), albeit their impact remained subdued in the broader market context.

In parallel, the Pakistani rupee (PKR) demonstrated resilience against the US dollar in the interbank market, appreciating marginally by approximately 1 paisa.

The currency closed the trading session at PKR 278.03 per USD, exhibiting strength compared to the preceding session’s closure at PKR 278.04 per USD.

During intraday trading, the rupee reached a peak bid of 278.1 and a trough ask of 278, reflecting stability and confidence in the domestic currency’s valuation.

In the open market, exchange companies quoted the dollar at PKR 278.04 for buying and PKR 280.41 for selling, indicative of prevailing market dynamics and demand-supply dynamics.