KARACHI, April 5 (Reuters) - Pakistan's stocks closed higher
on Friday, with optimism about upcoming earnings driving the
market, dealers said.
The Karachi Stock Exchange's (KSE) benchmark
100-share index ended 0.12 percent, or 22.59 points, higher at
Bank Islami Pakistan Ltd rose 6.35 percent to 6.70
rupees while Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd
was up 2.47 percent to 21.17 rupees.
In the currency market, the rupee ended almost steady
at 98.30/98.35 against the dollar. Overnight rates in the money
market remained flat at 9.40 percent.
(Compiled by the Karachi newsroom)