Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) started the week with positive trend as the benchmark KSE-100 Index gained 88 points to close at 43,829 points.

The benchmark index showed mixed activity during the initial hours of trading, touching the day's high of 43,875 points and then sliding into the red for most of the session and touching a day's low of 43,655 points.

Of the 352 traded scrips, 161 advanced, 173 declined and 18 remained unchanged.

Overall, the chemicals sector dominated trading with 27.9 million shares traded, while cements and communications scrips followed with 17.2 million and 13.4 million shares changing hands.