Karachi (Staff Report): Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) closed higher on Tuesday as the benchmark KSE-100 index surged by 152 points, or 0.37 per cent, to close at 41,279 points.

The index hit a high of 41,411 points but fell mid-session to touch the day's low of 41,025 points, only to recover towards the end.

About 99.68 million stocks worth Rs 5.41 billion were traded in the market. A total of 339 symbols were traded in the session, of which 136 advanced, 189 declined and 14 remained unchanged while investors remained cautious and volumes remained low.

Commercial banks dominated the trading with 16.3m shares traded while the chemical sector followed with 10.6m shares traded.