Karachi (Staff Report): Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Tuesday showed negative trend as the benchmark KSE-100 index shed 79 points to close at 45,004 points.

In all, 235.6 million shares worth Rs 9.4 billion were traded on the exchange as volumes picked up from Monday.

Of the total of 358 traded scrips, 153 advanced, 179 declined and 26 remained unchanged.

Power sector dominated trading with 31.8m shares traded while chemicals, and food and personal care sectors followed with 31.6m and 30.3m shares traded, respectively.