Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) started the week with positive trend as the benchmark KSE-100 Index surged by 54 points to close at 42,841 points.

Volatile trading amidst low volumes saw the index touch a day's low of 42,490 and a high of 42,925 points, with 115 million shares of indexed scrips worth Rs7.5 billion being traded.

Of the 343 stocks traded, 128 advanced and 197 declined as the engineering sector dominated trading with 17.3m shares traded, while technology and fertiliser closely followed.