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Byline: S. Kamal Hayder Kazmi

Continuing the rising trend, the KSE-100 index gained 220 points on Friday as investor sentiment strengthened in the wake of an MCSI review amid hefty trading in large-cap banks and exploration and production stocks.

The cement sector, on the other hand, remained under pressure throughout the day and majority of cement shares closed in the red. Earlier, trading began on a positive note and the Index advanced 290 points within first hour, going above the 36,000-point mark. Later in the first session, the Index erased some of the gains. At close, the benchmark KSE 100-share Index recorded an increase of 219.64...

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