Monday April 11, 2022

PSX Gains 1,700 Points

KARACHI: The bulls dominated trading at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday as the benchmark KSE-100 index rallied, reaching new records by gaining 1,700 points on the back of easing political turmoil.

Clarity on the political front after the dismissal of Imran Khan through a no-confidence motion — which was a first in the history of Pakistan — and diminishing concerns over the negative repercussions of the political uncertainty encouraged market players to buy stocks.

A united opposition bloc cobbled together 174 lawmakers to vote against PTI chairman Imran Khan after midnight Sunday in Islamabad, two more than required to remove Khan from office. His downfall was accelerated by inflation running faster than 12%, the rupee trading near a record low to the dollar and foreign reserves shrinking.

A report from Topline securities noted that PSX made new history where the KSE-100 index posted a historic single-day gain in terms of index points.

“KSE-100 index today gained 1,700 points in a single day to close at 46,145 level, breaching two barriers 45,000 and 46,000, which is a new record in the history of PSX,” it stated.

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