KARACHI - The Karachi stock market witnessed a bearish activity on Friday ahead of monetary policy announcement by the State Bank of Pakistan this Saturday. The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) benchmark 100 share index ended 0.10 percent, or 12.12 points, lower at 11,552.13 on turnover of 66.39 million shares. Market capitalisation stood at Rs3, 061.03 billion or $36.16 billion while total ready market volume recorded at Rs3.03 billion or $35.53 million respectively. The KSE-30-share index closed at the level of 11,257.14, down 14.5 points or 0.13 percent. KSE future volume came at 4.55 million shares with a future value of Rs780.54 million while its spread was recorded at 7.47 percent. According to an analyst, positive remarks on resumption of strategic dialogue with the US envoy, renewed foreign interest in oil, banking and fertilizer scrips, rising global capital markets and higher global commodity prices kept investor sentiment positive yesterday despite showing concerns over rupee depreciation after foreign currency forward cover ban lifted by SBP. Meanwhile, Islamabad Stock Exchange witnessed bearish trends here on Friday, as the ISE-10 index was up by 3.69 points to close at 2,599.12 in todays trading. A total of 46,070 shares were traded, which were down by 36,366 shares when compared with previous days trading of 100,436 shares. Out of 155 companies share prices of 87 companies recorded increase, share prices of 68 companies registered decrease while that of zero company remained stable. The share prices of Siemens Engineering increased by Rs. 51.30 per share, while the share prices of Unilever Pakistan decreased by Rs. 113.02. Lotte Pakistan PTA, National Bank and Bank of Punjab remained the top trading companies in Friday trading with 25,000, 18,000 and 10,000 respectively.