KARACHI - The KSE's benchmark 100-share index rose 114.76 points, or 1.21 percent, to end at 9,626.29 points on the last day of the week on renewed foreign interest in oil & gas and banking sectors, while local investors took positions in oversold blue chips scrips. On the other hand, the KSE 30-index closed at 10101.48 with a gain of 132.70 points. The KMI 30-index closed at 14411.42 with a gain of 199.26 points. All shares index closed at 6807.76 with a gain of 81.59 points. Trading activity was minimal as compared to the last trading session as the ready market volume stood at 157.226m as compared to last trading sessions 160.836m. Future market volume, however, stood at 5.268m shares as compared to 3.062m shares of last trading session. Market capitalization stood over Rs 2.753tr, as total trades decreased to 91,587 as compared to last trading sessions 95,257, while 250 companies advanced, 107 declined and 21 remained unchanged. Highest volumes were witnessed in LOTPTA at 19.789m closed at Rs10.14 with a gain of Rs0.29 followed by NBP at 18.297m closed at Rs93.01 with a gain of Rs0.46, JSCL at 8.500m closed at Rs23.20 with a gain of 1.10. Ahsan Mehanti at Shehzad Chamdia Securities said, Rise in foreign exchange reserves to $14.8b, agreements on Pakistan quality goods access to European markets, higher international oil prices and SBP allowance on RBS acquisition due diligence to FABL played a catalyst role in positive activity at the KSE. Some confidence building measures are being taken by the government to boost economic environment like meeting of interior minister with the business community, expected address of the PM to the nation, infused hopes regarding announcement that will help stabilize political temperature. Renewed buying interest was witnessed in front line and side board stocks, mainly in the stocks that have witnessed massive price erosion in previous sessions thro-ugh relatively new investors both from corporate and retail participants, and infused confidence amongst day traders as the increase in number of investors will make even the specific group stocks less manipulative. Hasnain Asghar Ali at Aziz Fidahusein said 'Since issue those usually restrict strength still persist, such has inflationary pressures, high interest rate environment, absence of depth and price discovery mechanism, high impact cost, threat of CGT implementation and various others, getting carried away by the momentum might not be prudent, short-term gains should be capitalized, as the index is likely to stay in a range, mainly on the upside, therefore upon abnormal rise can be an opportunity to go liquid, high turnover may provide various trading opportunities.