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Pakistan stock market opens the week in green

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) opened the week in green with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 181 points to close at 45,741 points.
The index touched the day’s high of 45,771 and the low of 45,414 on the way.
Volumes soared today as 262.5 million shares worth Rs12.2 billion were traded in all. Of the total of 368 traded scrips, 193 advanced, 153 declined while 22 remained unchanged.Heightened activity was observed in the chemical and cement sectors as over 100m shares were traded among the two sectors. 21.4m shares were traded of Fauji Cement alone, whose share saw a 4.8 per cent hike.