Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange closed the session on Thursday with negative trend as the benchmark KSE-100 index lost 204 points, or 0.41 per cent to close 49,958 points.

Trading activity was led by the engineering sector, with 43.5 million shares traded during the session.

A total of 64.8mn shares of KSE-100 index companies changed hands in the session, with a total worth of nearly Rs8.2 billion.

Stocks of 384 companies were traded, of which 149 gained in value, 221 declined and 14 remained unchanged.