KARACHI - The stock market added another 134 points on Monday amid expected rise in local petroleum prices, which invited fresh interest in oil and petroleum sectors. The KSE-100 index closed at 8,675 points. Interestingly, foreign players net buy receipts at the stock market stood at $ 23.99 million including gross buy of $ 26.5m and gross sell of 2.5m. Britains 665m pounds pledge for Pakistan, expectation of significant reduction in CPI figures for August near to 9.6 percent YoY, rise in international oil prices and continuing foreign interest played a key role in positive activity, said Ahsan Mehanti at Shehzad Chamdia Securities. Expectation of resolution of circular debt on issue of Rs 90b TFCs this week and expected rise in local petroleum prices invited interest in OMCs/IPPs/refineries. The KSE-100 index opened in green numbers, up by 14.36 points and it once again maintained the upward movement till the end of the day. Meanwhile, the KSE 30 index closed at 9,321.27 points with a gain of 133.79 points. Both local and international investors came into wall to wall buying at all blue chip counters. This buying momentum silenced many sceptics who viewed the run-up at the bourse as speculative, whereas, international analysts appreciated the market on cheap valuations and strong corporate results in selective sectors Trading activity remained highly impressive as the ready market volume inched up to 263.164m shares as compared to last trading sessions 204.652m shares. Total trading value of the stock exchange increased to Rs 12.502b against Rs 10.696b of last trading session. Market capitalization stood over Rs 2.536tr as compared to lat trading sessions Rs 2.501tr. Out of total 370 actively traded symbols at the KSE, as many as 190 advanced, 157 declined and the worth of the shares of only 23 cos remained unchanged. PPL, POL, PTC, FFC, ENGRO were eagerly bought whilst OGDC, NBP and MCB were sought till their upper trigger thus, further strengthening Benchmark-100 index. Pak PTA was crowned as the volume leader of the day with a healthy turnover of 57.979m shares, followed by NIB Bank with 20.949m shares, OGDC 20.097m shares, Pace Pak 16.202m shares, NBP 15.325m shares, DGKC 12.104m shares, AHSL10.931m shares, PTCL 8.948m shares, Bank Al-Falah 7.246m shares, Pak Oilfields 6.224m shares namely. Leading gainers at the stock market include Wyeth Pak, up by Rs52/share to close at Rs1,219, Nestle Pak (SPOT) added Rs47.90/share and its total value was improved to Rs1,097.80, Rafhan Maize gained Rs45/share and closed at Rs1,575 with the trading of only 6 shares, Bata Pak up by Rs19.48/share, closing at Rs844.63, Fazal Textile added Rs14.51/share to close at Rs429.24. On the other hand, Unilever Foods lost massive Rs59/share to close at Rs1,360, Pak Engineering down by Rs9.98/share and closed at Rs202.01, Siemens Pak Engineering down by Rs9.60/share and its total value was decreased to Rs1,050.40 with the trading of only 10 shares, Lakson Tobacco lost Rs5.10/share, closing at Rs170.90, Mari Gas down by Rs4.06/share to close at Rs161.22.