KARACHI - Profit-taking put a bridle on the bull-run in the Karachi Stock Market on the last trading day of the week as the KSE-100 index shed 49 points to close at 9,664 points on Friday. Fall in oil prices at international level by over 4.5 per cent and less-than-expected announcement by donors at FoDP summit played key role in negative activity at the equity market. The approval of new trust fund by the US besides approving KL bill and commitments by the UK and Saudi Arabia, did how infused some confidence amongst the local participants. The bull-run was, however, arrested early during the session mainly on account of sell-off in the heavily weighed sector, the Oil & Gas exploration. Sweet serenade of green back has taken the benchmark-100 close to 10,000 points mark. From July 1, 09 to date, US$ 218mn has flow into the bourse and it has become a major impetus for the bourse to ascend to new highs after myriad trading sessions. All blue chip counters were and are in a grip of wall-to-wall foreign buying interest which in turn is bringing in local investors who previously preferred the lines around 9100-9350. Fundamentally strong scripts in the E&P, OMC, Telecom, Bank, Fertiliser and Cement sectors are the chosen few which are creating ripples across the board which serially is creating appeal in third tier stocks. The local bourse kicked-off with a gain of 100.39 points and unlike Thursdays positive outlook, benchmark-100 index lost the upward direction at the end of the day, closing 49.58 points down at 9,664.25 points. While parallel, KSE 30 index closed at 10,435.29 points with a loss of 42.49 points. The next cementing factor for the market will be the issuance of aid by the World Bank through the Multi Dollar Fund and the Monetary Policy Statement to be announced on September 29. Benchmark-100 has the punch to surmount 10,000 points barrier but the fundamentals enveloping the country may bring about some resistance towards its new high. Nonetheless, control of inflation, lowering of discount rate and boast in individual confidence may trigger a good upward momentum that may aide the bourse to succeed the above mentioned high, expressed market expert Shahid Ali. Trading activity remained impressive as the market turnover edged up to 450.991 million shares as compared to last trading sessions 392.771 million shares. Total trading value of the stock exchange further increased to Rs 20.352b from Rs 18.130b of last session. Market capitalisation moved down to Rs 2.795tr against last sessions Rs 2.806tr. Of 410 active symbols at the Karachi market, at least 231 gained value, 163 lost while the worth of 15 cos remained unchanged. Pak PTA remained as the volume leader with the trading of over 40 million shares, followed by DGKC with 28.287m shares, AHSL 28.084m shares, PTCL 21.469m shares, Lucky Cement 15.595m shares, Pace Pak 15.539m shares, Engro Chemical 14.494m shares, FFBL 14.157m shares, Fauji Cement 13.878m shares namely. Prominent gainers at the KSE include Rafhan Maize, up by massive Rs75.46/share to close at Rs1,590.46 with the trading of only 111 shares, Nestle Pak added Rs47.60/share, closing at 1,155, Siemens Pak Engineering gained Rs45.01/share and its total value was improved to Rs1,351.63, Millat Tractors up by Rs18.27/share and closed at Rs383.76, Service Industries gained Rs9.81/share to close at Rs206.14. Conversely, Unilever Pak (SPOT) lost Rs29/share to close at Rs2,321 with a small turnover of only 298 shares, Pak Services down by Rs10.50/share and its value was decreased to Rs201.50, Pak Oilfields lost Rs7.84/share and closed at Rs213.04, Indus Motor down by Rs5.17/share to close at Rs170.43, Lakson Tobacco down by Rs4.72/share, closing at Rs181.