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PSX sheds 212.59 points amid terror spate

KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange ended Friday in negative zone amid the spate of recent terror incidents after a long period of relative calm.

The benchmark KSE-100 index lost 212.59 points, or 0.43 per cent, during Friday trading to fell to 49,376 points.

During the last trading day of the week, some 153.8 million shares changed hands, with a total worth of Rs 14.7 billion.

Stocks of 403 companies were traded, of which 220 gained in value, 170 declined and 13 remained unchanged.

Volumes were led by K-Electric Ltd with 28.4m shares traded (+0.91pc); Power Cement Ltd with 25m shares traded (+4.97pc); Dost Steels Ltd with 24.3m shares traded (+0.75pc); Aisha Steel Mill with 19.8m shares traded (-0.26pc); and, Bank of Punjab with 15.7m shares traded (+1.71pc).