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Investors lose Rs300b as ‘political uncertainty’ hits Pakistan Stock Exchange

By News Desk

February 12, 2024 03:37 PM


Investors lose Rs300b as ‘political uncertainty’ hits Pakistan Stock Exchange

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The bears ruled the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday bringing down share prices massively due to the “political uncertainty” thrown up by the split mandate as a result of the general elections, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The share prices nosedived by 2122 points dragging the benchmark KSE-100 index down by nearly four percent, sinking investors Rs300 billion in just one day.

The index was now trading at 60574, down from 62,943.

It should be mentioned that the index had plunged 1,200 points on Friday, over the delay in the announcement of the results of general elections.

Experts said the stock market opened under pressure on Monday due to “unresolved political uncertainty over the weekend”. They feared that the volatility would stay until there was clarity on the political front.

Exploration and production companies — such as Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC) and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) — experienced the largest decline due to delays in the approval of the circular debt clearance programme from the IMF, he said.

 

Reporter Ashraf Khan


News Desk


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