KARACHI: The benchmark KSE-100 Index at Karachi Stock Exchange Monday slashed 126 points to close at 9,743.
The investors appeared cautious and opted for profit taking following incidents of bomb blasts in NWFP and attack on GHQ.
The 100 Index opened negative but buying in oil and gas sector soon turned the numbers green. However, the news of deadly suicide attack in Shangla, NWFP pulled the Index back into red zone which closed at the present level.
The trade volume stood at 156.7 million shares.
Jehangir Siddiqui Company emerged as today’s volume leader which gained paisas 75 to close at Rs39.10.