LAHORE - Trading volume on the Karachi Stock market on Thursday shrank modestly from the already recent lows and business resumed in KSE with slow pace and activity remained limited, flat and dry throughout the day while the benchmark KSE 100-index witnessed no change to close at 9,184 points as investors showed no interest in business activities and remained sitting idle. They perhaps waiting the outcome of predictions about the lifting of the floor and the loud whispering in the corridors of KSE building that the next week could be decisive about the future market trend when government would poured supporting fund. There might be many reasons behind the current plight of the market but brokers and analysts are of the opinion that this quandary of bourse cannot be removed unless government injects supporting fund into market and find out ways for the removal of floor mechanism. As brokers and investors cannot bear further losses, they had no option left but sit aside to observe when favourable business breeze would blow. The trading volume Thursday witnessed down trend while National Assets was the scrip which led the market volumewise. Total 49 scrips traded in the bourse in which four companies recorded gains while only one scrip sustained losses and seven scrips remained unchanged out of total 12 scrips traded. The turnover at the local bourse remained 109,900 shares as compared to the Wednesday 1,82,000 shares. The highest trading on Thursday was seen in the scrip of National Assets contrary to the Wednesday dipping down value gained though meagre of Re 0.05 closed at Re 0.47 with volume of 60,500 shares followed by Standard Chart. Mod which also gained Re 0.39 closed at Rs 9.00 with a volume of 10,000 shares. Whereas, Bal. Glass scrip remained unchanged closed at Rs 3.90 with volume of 10,000 shares. Gharibwal Cement which gained Wednesday Re 0.97, today improved its value to Re 0.99 closed at 17.99 with volume of 10,000 shares while Mukhtar Textile scrip which lost its value on Wednesday to Re 0.02 Thursday gained Re 0.10 closed at Re 0.63 with volume of 8,000 shares traded. Southern Electric was the sole scrip Thursday which lost its value to Re 0.02 closed at Rs 3.60 with volume of 5,000 shares. Network Mic Bank, Habib ADM and Dewan Auto Engg remained unchanged closed at Rs 3.35, Rs 9.70 and Rs 1.45 with volumes of 3,000, 1,500 and 1,000 respectively. While NIB Bank, Millat Tractors and Oil and Gas Dev remained unchanged closed at Rs 8.45, Rs 163.92 and 94.43 with volumes of 500, 300 and 100 shares traded respectively. Meanwhile, the KSE-30 index remained unchanged and closed at 9981.93 points and KMI-30 index with no change closed at 11224.18 points. While, Lahore Stock market witnessed down trend as LSE-25 index closed at 2823.62 losing 1.74 points. Total turn over however witnessed downward trend and only 500 shares were trade on Thursday trading which was the lowest record of LSE. In all the 87 companies transacted on the day, no scrip could move up and one could scrip moved down and rates of all other scrips remained unchanged. PCCL was the sole scrip that was traded in Thursday business and it went down to Re 0.65 closed at Rs 4.25 with volume of 500 shares.