LAHORE - Friday, the last day of the business week, proved to be lucky as the country bourses turned to positive column first time after the imposition of flour mechanism almost six months ago. This rare feat of KSE was mainly due to Advisor to PM on Finance Shaukat Tarin's commitment to allocate capital to bail out country's bourses from further meltdown. Though the tumbling KSE-100 index opened with a negative note but with passage of time it turned to positive and gained 40.38 points at the closing session due to brokers and traders confidence that marketing supporting fund would be poured within two or three days. While in the KSE bourse, 166 scrips recorded gain, 71 landed in the negative column and 4 scrips remained unchanged out of a total of 241 companies. Till yesterday, deflation spree of shares prices at Karachi Stock Exchange remained continue unabatedly while bourse had lost almost 37 per cent of its value since December 15, when regulators removed a "floor" on the benchmark index imposed in August to stop such colossal losses to investors and brokers. Volume was 210,762,920 shares as compared with the average 250 million shares that traded hands daily in 2007 Analysts say market sentiment had been spurred by reports that the government is just going to unveil its oft-promised Rs 20 billion ($250 million) bailout plan. "The government's announcement that it will release the package within few hours had certainly lift the market up today," said another analyst, however cautioning that if this promise also proved to be last previous promises, no one would then be able to stop its steep decline. Another reason of KSE bourse landing in positive column was that CFS issue was amicably decided among tripartite organisation and government had promised to buy all ill shares in the tune of Rs 6.6 billion and then sell them to overseas Pakistanis living in different countries of the world. A dealer at a leading brokerage house said that the market recorded a gain after a long time. The Index had gone up by more than 100 point on hectic buying in leading scrip during morning session. This is for the first time in a year that leading scrips were in demand, he added. The major reason behind this surge was the news of launching of much awaited Rs 20 billion support fund by NIT. Though some profit taking took place during the second session, but continuous buying helped the market to close in positive zone, he added. The market capitalisation was improved by Rs 15 billion to Rs 1.842 trillion on fresh buying. On Friday at KSE, volumewise leader remained Oil and Gas Dev shares. On the other hand, Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE) also spurred by the launching of bailout fund turned positive for the first time since removal of 'floor' while LSE-index gaining 28.71 points and wrapped up at 1479.28 points. At KSE, Oil and Gas Dev being a wolumewise leader lost the value of Re 0.56 closed at Rs 46.94 with volume of 28,796,000 shares followed by Pak Start Fund which landed in the negative column and lost value of Re 0.06 closed at Rs 1.78 with volume of 23,848,000 shares while PTCLA also landed in the negative column and shed value of Re 0.38 closed at Rs 15.51 with volume of 19,505,500 shares whereas United Bank share also lost value of Rs 1.22 closed at Rs 33.85 with volume of 10,882,700 shares. DGK Cement, NIB Bank and TRG Pakistan gained their values of Re 0.64, Re 0.41 and Re 0.23 closed at Rs 20.85, Rs 5.30 and Rs 2.28 with volumes of 7,285,500, 7,214,000 and 6,4,97,500 shares respectively. Hub Power, National Bank and Fauji Fert Bin Qasim also gained their values of Re 0.36, Rs 2.39 and Rs 1.00 closed at Rs 15.45, Rs 50.20 and Rs 13.69 with volumes of 6,287,500, 5,951,000 and 4,759,000 shares respectively. While Pak Oil Field, Engro Chemical Pak and Pak Petroleum gained huge values of their shares of Rs 4.86, Rs 4.80 and Rs 5.28 closed at Rs 102.23, Rs 101.05 and Rs 110.93 with volumes of 2,459,500, 2,434,300 and 2,420,400 share respectively. Meanwhile, the KSE-30 index also dipped down meagrely and shed only 0.75 points wrapped up at 5341.22 points while KMI-30 index also tumbled detaching 170.86 points closed at 6832.44 points. While in Lahore Stock market, NIB Bank remained leader volumewise on Friday like last four days whereas 43 scrips recorded gains, 13 losses and 45 remained unchanged. The turnover of LSE-25 witnessed upward trend and 11,802,000 shares were traded as compared to 3,815,700 on Thursday. NIB Bank gained its value of Re 0.46 closed at Rs 5.35 with volume of 1,574,500 shares followed by OGDC which also gained its value of Re 0.04 closed at Rs 47.50 with volume of 1,453,100 shares while PCCL gained its value of Re 0.46 closed at Rs 3.76 with volume of 931,500 shares traded.