As trading began on Monday, the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) resumed its upward trend, rising more than 700 points to cross the 43,000-mark.

The benchmark KSE-100 index gained 764.25 points, or 1.78 per cent, from its previous finish of 42,857.57.

PSX – August 15, 2022

The benchmark KSE-100 index increased by 731.54 points, or 1.71 per cent, by 2:13 pm to reach 43,589.11 points, according to the PSX website.


Additionally strengthening by Rs1.51, the Pakistani rupee (PKR) ended the day at Rs213.98. Since last week, the local currency has been steadily rising against the US dollar.

Rupee latest closing -August 15, 2022

The IMF’s letter of intent and Saudi Arabia’s pledge of more support were among the good developments over the weekend that contributed to the index’s strong start.

The rupee’s robust rebound and the IMF tranche anticipated at the end of this month can be credited for the upward trend.