Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) started the week on a positive note as the benchmark KSE-100 Index gained 176 points to close at 43,540 points.

The index touched the day's low of 43,312 points early on and a high of 43,621 points towards the session's close.

About 116 million shares worth Rs 5.3 billion were traded on the exchange. Of the 377 traded scrips, 182 advanced, 180 declined and 15 remained unchanged.

The chemical sector dominated trading by a significant margin, with 34.5m shares traded.