The domestic equity market kicked off the week on a positive note as the benchmark KSE-100 index hit an intra-day high of 46,139.54 mark but lack of positive triggers succumbed market towards profit booking in the later hours.
Accordingly, the benchmark KSE100 index settled the trading session in red with a decline of 68.40 points to close at 45,841.25. Of the 96 traded companies in the KSE100 Index 33 closed up 60 closed down, while 3 remained unchanged.
The total volume traded for the index was 77.22 million shares. Sector-wise, the index was let down by Cement with 45 points, Technology & Communication with 41 points, Commercial Banks with 31 points, Cable & Electrical Goods with 11 points and Pharmaceuticals with 9 points.