KARACHI - Trading in shares of 20 companies shall remain suspended for a further period of 60 days with effect from Feb 7 on the directive of the SECP.

  The KSE said on Tuesday that the directive by the apex regulator was given under Section 9(7) of the Securities & Exchange Ordinance, 1969.

 The companies include: Fazal Vegetable Ghee Mills Limited, Extraction (Pakistan) Limited, Medl Glass Limited, Mineral Grinding Mills Limited, Abson Industrial Limited, Salf Nadeem Kawasaki Motors Limited, Prudential Stocks Fund Limited, Quality Steel Works Limited, English Leasing Limited, Sunsbine Coton Mills Limited, Sadoon Textile Industries Limited, Textile Engineering Limited, Qayyum Shipping Mills Limited, Hakim Textile Mils Limited, Suraj Ghee Industries Limited, MacDonald Layton & Company Limited, Hallmark Insurance Company Limited, Itteafq General Insurance Company Limited, Prudential Discount & Guarantee House Limited and Kashmir Polytex Limited.