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Trading at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was suspended early on Thursday due to a technical fault, a notification on the PSX websiteinformed.
Bullish trend was observed on the exchange with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 273 points before the market was closed because of a technical fault in the trading and exposure management system at 2:10pm.
Over 18 million stocks were traded in the engineering sector while 165 of the total of 368 traded scrips gained in value.
A notification issued later said that all markets except the Negotiated Deal Market (NDM) will remain closed in the day as the IT department of the exchange requires time to resolve the issue.