The index reported substantial gains during first session on Monday as investors viewed the fluctuation in the forex market carefully.
The market was shaken today as both Interbank and Open market rates for Dollar went up by Rs. 4.5 and Rs. 1.5 respectively. According to a local daily, the State Bank Spokesperson has said that the rate for dollar after keeping in view the demand and supply.
PKR is currently trading at 106.50/107.90.
Commercial Banks, O&G Companies, and Power Generation & Distribution companies gained the most during the day.
Oil & Gas Exploration stocks gained as Rupee depreciated against the Dollar as selling prices are indexed to international prices. Furthermore, the Power Companies (IPPs) gained post the dollar spike as Return of the Power sector is indexed to Rupee Dollar parity.
However, the cement sector scrips were the worst affected as import prices for coal were to take a hit.
Index is currently trading at 39172.20, up by 387.54 points.