The market shot up today conclusively breaching 34000 to close up 421pts or 1.24pc at 34269. Turnover and value traded were 257mln shares and Rs12.5bln marginally changed from yesterday. The total tally of index gain for April now stands at 1130pts or 3.4pc. Todays charge was let by E&P's and refiners. Oil stocks took strength from crude oil prices. WTI skirted $45 for the first time since November 2015.
OGDC and POL rose in excess of 4pc, while PPL gained over 3pc.
Among actively traded stocks, NML, NCL, SSGC and ARPL hit upper caps.
Strength in crude prices could further propel the index.
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