Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) started the week with a bearish trend as the benchmark KSE-100 Index lost 293 points to close at 43,515 points.

The benchmark showed some positive activity in the first few minutes of the session to hit a day's high of 43,900 points. However, the benchmark could not sustain the momentum and adopted a negative trend for the rest of the session.

In all, 215.3 million shares worth Rs 7.9 billion changed hands over the day.

Overall, textile scrips dominated trading with 38.2m shares traded, while the chemical and communication sectors followed with 24.9m and 19.6m shares changing hands.