KARACHI, April 18 (Reuters) - Pakistani stocks closed higher
on Thursday, with buyers focused on oil and gas, and food
company shares, dealers said.
The Karachi Stock Exchange's (KSE) benchmark
100-share index ended 1.20 percent, or 220.24 points, higher at
Oil and Gas Development Co Ltd was up 0.75 percent
to 204 rupees while Engro Corporation rose 2.36
percent to 137.75 rupees.
In the currency market, the rupee ended almost steady
at 98.32/98.39 against the dollar. Overnight rates in the money
market fell to 9.25 percent from Wednesday's close of 9.40
(Compiled by the Karach newsroom)