KARACHI - Appointment of Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance and continuing foreign interest in oil & gas, banking and fertilizer sectors provided support to the stock market on Thursday and the KSE 100-index once again crossed the psychological barrier of 10,000; closing at 10007.87 with a gain of 18.06 points. Volumes remained subdued as local investors opted to stop selling. This is also evident from the fact that there was no blue chip item in the top five volume leaders. In yesterdays session, only 103mn shares were traded in the ready market versus Wednesdays 170m shares. On the other hand, the KSE 30-index closed at 10344.15 with a loss of 44.97 points. The KMI 30-index closed at 14960.62 with a gain of 54.32 points. All shares index closed at 7054.36 with a gain of 10.40 points. Trading activity was minimal as compared to the last trading session as the ready market volume stood at 103.205m as compared to last trading sessions 170.326m. Future market volume, however, stood at 2.497m shares as compared to 4.261m shares of last trading session. Market capitalization stood over Rs2.850tr, as total trades decreased to 64,218 as compared to last trading session 87,127, while 168 companies advanced, 206 declined and 19 remained unchanged. Highest volumes were witnessed in LPCL at 9.982m closed at Rs5.06 with a gain of Rs0.34 followed by LOTPTA at 9.286m closed at Rs10.90 with a loss of Rs0.10, SMCPL at 5.888m closed at Rs11.80 with a gain of 1.80. Ahsan Mehanti at Shehzad Chamdia Securities said, Rise in local urea prices, rise in international oil price, limited institutional selling played a catalyst role in positive activity despite investor concerns over rising circular debt in the country. Some news that affected the trading activities at the market were: De. Hafeez Sheikh accepts governments offer; State Bank jacks up refinance limits; $1.2 billion tranche not on IMF board agenda; and 10-year PIBs cut-off yield set at 12.4502 percent. Hasnain Asghar Ali at Aziz Fida Husein said, The writing on the wall, recommends caution, while staying liquid during the period may not be a bad decision, abnormal declines will however provide various opportunities, while in the scenario of high impact cost, in case the huge quantities accumulated for sentiment building come in for sell-off if those are not parked in local economy, unprecedented decline will write history.