The index closed up 250pts, 3/4 of a percent higher for the day, to close at 34523. Turnovers rose 50pc at 184mln shares and value traded rose sharply higher by 80pc at Rs 10.4bln.
The days gainers were Merit Packaging, Shezan, Ghandara Industries, Ghandara Nissan, Sapphire Fibre and Ibrahim Fibre, all up 5pc.
Murree brewery lost 5pc.
TRG, Pak elektron and Maple leaf cement were up 4.9, 4.3 and 3.7pc among the actively traded scrips.
Oil marketing companies picked up gains led by PSO and Hascol up close to 3pc.
Cements also rose with Maple leaf and Cherat cement gaining 3.7 and 2.5pc. Kohat, Fauji and DG Khan also went up by 1-1.5pc.
E&P's lent support to the index today Pak Oilfield, PPL, and Mari rising 2.5 and 1.5 pc.
Searle was heavily traded today and gained almost 4pc.
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