KARACHI - Despite low volume, buying activity was witnessed at the Karachi Stock Exchange on Tuesday as investors gained confidence while KSE-100-index added 20 points on Tuesday. The volume reduced substantially, suggesting lack of investors interest in the market as volume remained well below 100m mark. Fresh financial assistance by the US, up to $1.5b non-military aid per year for the next 10 years, stayed the only trigger for a short term run up in the market. Although the tendency of the local bourse to move at extreme ends did force the participants to check the low levels for accumulation, availability of support allowed day traders to participate with clipped potential. The KSE-100-index gained 64.19 points in the opening and closed the day at 7,081.83 points, adding 19.58 points. Market dropped to 7,027.11 points on Tuesday while it observed days high of 7,146.47 points. Trading activity remained depressing as the ready market volume slumped to 96.921m shares as compared to last trading sessions 123.539m shares. Total trading value of the market decreased to 4.495b rupees from 5.212b rupees of last session. Market capitalization slightly increased to Rs2.109 trillion against Rs2.105 trillion of last trading session. Out of 337 companies, 111 advanced, 205 declined while value of 21 symbols remained unchanged. Jahangir Siddiqui was the volume leader of the day with the trading of 7.444 million shares. Other top-traded shares were Bosicor Pakistan with 6.871m shares, National Bank 5.218m shares, OGDC 5.117m shares, Bank Al-Falah 4.910m shares, Arif Habib Securities 4.840m shares, Lucky Cement 3.236m shares, Pak Petroleum 3.158m shares, Hubco 3.122m shares, Attock Refinery 2.975m shares namely. Prominent gainer include Siemens Pakistan and it gained Rs39.25/share with the trading of only 200 shares, Unilever Pakistan added Rs10/share and closed at Rs1980, Treet Corporation gained Rs8.02/share and closed at Rs168.46, Packages Limited added Rs6.99/share and its value was improved to Rs146.90, Attock Refinery added Rs5/share and closed at Rs122.55, Pak Petroleum closed at Rs171.08, adding Rs3.61/share, Shell Gas LPG gained Rs2.69/share and closed at Rs56.51. Conversely, Nestle Pakistan lost Rs20/share and closed at Rs980 with the trading of only 400 shares on Tuesday, Dawood Hercules lost Rs6.61/share and closed at Rs135.21, Al Ghazi Tractors lost Rs6.44/share and its value was decreased to Rs143.93, Indus Motor lost Rs6.07/share and closed at Rs115.34, EFU General Insurance lost Rs4.85/share, closing at Rs92.34, ICI Pakistan lost Rs4.73/share and closed at Rs115.12, Thal Limited closed at Rs78.94, losing Rs4.15/share.