KARACHI - The Karachi Stock Exchange witnessed buying activity in the oversold market on Friday as the KSE-100 index gained 35 points. The benchmark index kicked-off the day in green numbers, up 13.28 points and sustained the positive stance till the end, closing at 7,177.64 points with a gain of 35.22 points. Trading activity was slightly healthier as compared to the last trading session. The ready market volume stood at 121.315m shares on Friday against last trading sessions 114.060m shares on Thursday. Total trading value of the market increased to 5.764b rupees from 5.271b rupees of last trading session. Market capitalisation improved to Rs 2.137 trillion against Thursdays Rs 2.127 trillion. Of 292 active symbols at the KSE, 159 gained value, 110 lost and the worth of the shares of 23 companies remained unchanged. Banks commanded the market volumes with BAFL, BOP, NBP and MCB remained in limelight. Surprisingly, most of the Banks remained in green zone. After a long time, BOP actively participated and moved forward. E&P stocks kept on moving as POL riding the bull and dragging PPL along with it. Bank Al-Falah was the volume leader with the trading of 11.629 million shares. Other noted shares include DGKC with 11.392m shares, JSCL 8.477m shares, Bosicor Pakistan 7.774m shares, BOP 6.560m shares, National Bank 5.377m shares, MCB Bank 5.323m shares, Pak Oilfields 4.633m shares, Fauji Fertilizer Co 4.028m shares, OGDC 3.790m shares namely. Leading gainers at the Karachi stock market include Siemens Pakistan, up by Rs45.50 and closed at Rs994 with the trading of only 100 shares on Friday, Treet Corporation added Rs10.74/share and closed at Rs225.72, MCB Bank gained Rs7.09/share and its value was improved to Rs172.76, Pak Oilfields up by Rs6.42/share and closed at Rs153.94, Millat Tractors added Rs5.81/share, closing at Rs278.11, Service Industries closed at Rs109.86, up by Rs5.23/share. On the other hand, Wyeth Pak (SPOT) lost Rs9/share and closed at Rs1,350 with the trading of only 20 shares, Attock Petroleum down by Rs6.72/share and closed at Rs294.32, GlaxoSmithKline Pak lost Rs6.53/share and closed at Rs127, Indus Motor down by Rs5.59/share and its value was decreased to Rs106.37, Exide Pakistan lost Rs5.15/share and closed at Rs115.10, AKD Capital lost Rs3.96/share and closed at Rs83.71. Market is expected to maintain the same lacklustre behaviour in the absence of corporate news. So the dull season is likely to continue during the month. Leverage financing which provide the much need support is not available to push the market, expressed analyst Bilal Asif of HMFS.