Pakistan stocks make history with biggest single day gain

Karachi : Pakistans stock markets made history on Monday as the KSE-100 index posted a historic single-day gain, Geo News reported.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.A report from Topline Securities noted that PSX made history with the KSE-100 index posting a record 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.

The PSX index broke the previous single highest record of 1,566 attained on June 5, 2017 as the market was rejoicing the rare smooth handover of power to the lower house despite last night’s protests, Geo News reported.Investors also took a cue from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) governor’s assurance that timely measures will be taken to ensure economic stability, which helped the index power past the 46,000-point mark.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 per cent, the rupee trading near a record low to the dollar and foreign reserves shrinking.



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