Pakistan Stock Exchange up by 120 points in early trading
The Pakistan Stock Exchange started the Tuesday session on a positive note despite the horrific terror attack a day earlier as the KSE-100 Index was up by 120.07 points during early trading.
By the time this report was being filed, the KSE-100 Index was at 34,301.87 after starting the day from the previous level of 34,181.80, as security has been beefed up around the building to provide a secure environment to investors.
Even on Monday, the trading had not been stopped in the market with the index gaining 242.31 points amid all the chaos and deaths seen outside, sending a strong message to those who had tried to target the financial hub of the country.
The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), which claimed responsibility for the terror attack, had clearly stated in its statement that the objective was to target the Pakistani economy.
So far, a total of 38,981,952 shares have so far been traded on Tuesday. The share of prices of 140 companies have made gains and 92 declined with 10 remaining unchanged during early trading.