Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Wednesday witnessed bullish activity as the benchmark KSE-100 index gained 211 points to close at 44,096 points.

The benchmark gained almost 390 points within the first few minutes of the trading session. It hit a day's high of 44,299.87 points soon after trading commenced, whereas the session's opening at 43,885 points remained the day's lowest point.

Volumes edged up, with 270 million shares worth Rs11.3 billion changing hands compared to 238 million shares worth Rs8.5bn traded yesterday. Of the 379 traded scrips, 169 advanced, 186 declined and 24 remained unchanged.