KARACHI (Reuters) - The Pakistani rupee fell on Friday amid higher dollar demand from importers, but dealers said the rupee should hold steady next week as no major import payments are scheduled. The rupee ended at 87.14/18 to the dollar, weaker than the previous days close of 87.01/05. There was a payment of around $60 million for a refinery, and since there were no major inflows today (Friday), it pulled the rupee lower, said a dealer at a foreign bank. However, there are no major payments scheduled next week, therefore I think the rupee will hold steady for now, he said. Dealers said rising remittances from overseas Pakistani were also helping the rupee avoid a bigger fall despite higher import payments. Meanwhile, the Karachi Stock Exchange closed higher but in thin trade as most investors avoided taking fresh positions ahead of the weekend. The volumes were pretty low and trade was limited to a few stocks, said Shuja Rizvi, a dealer at Al-Hoqani Securities. The Karachi Stock Exchanges (KSE) benchmark 100-share index ended 0.20 percent, or 24.39 points, higher at 11,937.81.