KARACHI - Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed another dull day on Tuesday as the investors remained on the sidelines ahead of today’s public holiday.

The benchmark KSE 100-index closed below 33,000 points after posting a decline of 94.57 points. Traded volume increased by 21% to 133m while traded value stood at Rs6.3b/USD 60m). Total 310 companies participated in the session. Of them, 180 closed in decline, 98 in advance while 32 remained unchanged.

Top contributors were KEL and DFML with 11.3m shares and 10.3m shares respectively.

Stocks of local auto assemblers fell as investors digested the news of latest auto policy. Honda Car (HCAR), Indus Motors (INDU) and Pak Suzuki (PSMC) declined in the range of 2.7% - 4.9%, brokers said. Lucky Cement (LUCK), Maple Leaf Cement (MLCF) and Kohat Cement (KOHC) fell by 0.4% - 0.9%.