LAHORE - Business in Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) remained dull throughout the day and kept limited and dry with modest volume of trade recorded for the third consecutive day in a row Wednesday while benchmark KSE 100-index witnessing no change closed at 9,187.10 points The first session of business Wednesday opened with negative note and this trend hanged about till the closing of the business session. While commenting the pathetic situation of market, a senior broker commented that trading remained restrained Wednesday since the very beginning of the trading following the volume of trade as compared yesterday of 1,97,000 shares almost dipped down by 150pc and added that this dormancy in the market would remain intact until Eid ul Azha. With this the market capitalisation further worsen due to lack of trader's interest. Meanwhile, concerned authorities of Karachi Stock Exchange have proscribed the members of market from off-market trading of shares as scores of members of the country's largest stock market, held responsible for selling their shares less than 30 to 40 percent of their actual share values outside the exchange premises. They blamed that 'floor' mechanism put in place on the KSE had made it difficult for them to survive, forcing them to sell their belongings on throw away prices to avoid further losses. The out of premises sale of shares on bottom prices phenomenon was started when foreign investors decided to quit the market to collect their residuary capital and to fly to their respective countries. The local traders, following the footsteps of foreign investors, are now doing off-market business. Habib ADM and Pak Com Leasing scrips were remained leader leader volumewise on Wednesday trading while in KSE business, four scrips recorded gains, five sustained losses and eight remained unchanged out of a total of only 17 companies. Contrary to yesterday's National Asset scrip, Wednesday two companies led the market with a turnover of meagre 41,200 shares as compared to 1,59,000 shares traded Tuesday. Habib ADM shares though landed in positive column but it gained merely Re 0.01 closed at Rs 9.75 with volume of 8,500 shares followed by Pak Com Leasing which traded the same shares of 8,500 but it landed in the negative column and shed the same value of Baib ADM gained means Re 0.01 closed at Re 0.56. While, Pak Datacom Ltd and Sitara Energy Limited gained their values of Re 0.09 and 0.98 closed at Rs 51.50 and Rs 20.60 with volumes of 6,800 and 5,000 shares respectively. Whereas Thal (Colony) remained unchanged closed at Rs 3.25 with volume of 2,000 shares. Gharibwal Cement again shed its value of Re 0.07 closed at Rs 17.40 with volume of 2,000 shares. First Credit and Investment and Mod Al-Mali both remained unchanged closed at Rs 6.76 and Rs 2.25 respectively with volumes of 1,500 shares each. Southern Electric, Al-Zamin Leasing and National Assets shed their values of Re 0.06, Re 0.05 and Re 0.01 closed at Rs 3.60, Rs 1.75 and R3 0.43 respectively with volumes of 1,000 shares each. Zeal Pak, PNSC and Pak PTA Limited remained unchanged closed at Rs 1.16, Rs 51,05 and Rs 3.18 with volumes of 1,000, 600 and 500 shares respectively. Chashma Sugar, however, gained the today's highest value of Rs 1.00 closed at Rs 6.70 with volume of 500 shares. However, rest of the scrips like TRG Pakistan and Singer Pak remained unchanged closed at Rs 3.82 and Rs 37.90 with volumes of 500 and 300 respectively. Meanwhile, the KSE-30 index witnessed downward trend and closed at 9958.81 points shedding almost 23.12 points while KMI-30 index with no change closed at 11224.18 points. While, LSE remained unchanged as LSE-25 index closed at 2825.36 because there was no business session in the market.