KARACHI - Bourse closed to a new 4-year high leading by cement manufacturers like Lucky Cement and DGKC closed at their upper limit, dealer said here on Friday.

The Karachi stock market benchmark KSE-100 share index posted fresh gain of 202.65 points or 1.49 percent to end the day’s trading at 13,761.76 after opening at 13,559.10.

Equity dealer Samar Iqbal said, some profit-taking was seen in Engro Group shares after news that SNGPL has stopped supplying gas to its new plant. Lafarge remained in the limelight after it declared quarterly profit yesterday.

KSE-Allshare index added 139.42 points to close the day at 9,649.95 points, KSE-30 share index expended 176.02 points to finish the day at 12,114.13 points while the KMI-30 share index increased 382.56 points to conclude the day at 23,571.97 points.

Stock analyst Ahsan Mehanti observed that expectations of issuance of SRO on announcements made for CGT issue in near term and reformed CGT regime implementation by the Federal Finance Minister affected the sentiment on the strong end close. Investor concerns remained on the prevailing economic and law and order situation in the country.

Volume of business extended to 413.941 million shares up from 344.578 million shares a day earlier. Trading took place in 344 stocks where gainers held strong lead over the losers 204 to 83 while the values 57 companies not changed.

Active list was again toped by Lafarge Pakistan with 54.063 million shares as it close at Rs 4.82 after opening at Rs 4.38 increased by Re 0.44. NIB Bank Limited was on the second position with 49.022 million shares gained Re 0.25 to finish at Rs 2.98 followed by BoP off by Re 0.94 to stop at Rs9.21 with 27.413 million shares, JS&Co up by Re 0.41 to close at Rs 21.76 with 26.771 million shares and TRG Pakistan Ltd added Re 0.53 to finish at Rs 4.64 with 24.872 million shares. Nestle PakXD and Bata (Pak) Ltd were the highest price gainers of the day increased by Rs 47.05 and Rs 13.13 while the top loser were led by National Refinery and Unilever Food XD decreased by Rs 3.61 and Rs 3.02 respectively.