Pakistan Stock Exchange was (PSX) was established on 11th January, 2016 after the merger of  Karachi Stock Exchange, Lahore Stock Exchange & Islamabad Stock Exchange. In January, 2021 there were about 540 companies listed in the PSX with a capitalisation of USD$52 Billion.

PSX ownership is distributed among China Financial Futures Exchange (17%), Shanghai Stock Exchange (8%), Shenzhen Stock Exchange (5%), Pak China Investor Company (15%), Habib Bank Limited (5%) and Local & Foreign Investors (60%).

Pakistan Stock Exchange provides a reliable, liquifiable & efficient digitized market place where investors can engage in the buying and selling of listed companies common stocks.

One of PSX’s constituent stock exchanges was listed among the world’s best performing stock markets between 2009 & 2015, it delivered an average of 26% return annually. It recently broke all previous records with an Historic High Trading Volumes staggering at 2.20 Billion shares. PSX was also the best performing market 1 July, 2020

Here are 5 steps that can help you buy your first stocks shares:

  1. 1)Select an online broker, the easiest way to buy stocks is through an online stockbroker
  2. 2)Research the stocks you want to buy
  3. 3)Decide how many shares you want to buy
  4. 4)Choose your stock order type
  5. 5)Optimize your stock portfolio

List of the top 15 performing companies in Pakistan:

  1. 1. Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited.
    2. Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited.
    3. Lucky Cement Limited.
    4. Nestle Pakistan Limited.
    5. Golden Arrow Selected Stocks Fund Limited.
    Arif Habib Limited.
    Archroma Pakistan Limited.
    8. International Industries Limited.
    9. International Steels Limited.
    10. Engro Fertilizers Limited.
    11. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.
    12. Habib Bank Limited.
    13. Colgate – Palmolive (Pakistan) Limited.
    14. Atlas Honda Limited.
    15. Kohinoor Energy Limited.

List of the Biggest Companies operating in Pakistan:

  • 1)Pakistan State Oil – Revenue ($7.3 Billion USD)
  • 2)PARCO – Revenue ($3 Billion USD)
  • 3)SNGPL – Revenue ($2.52 Billion USD)
  • OGDC – Revenue ($2.23 Billion USD)

List of Pakistan’s Biggest Export Items:

  • 1) Textiles and worn clothing $4.1 Billion USD (17.1% of total exports)
  • 2) Cotton $3.5 Billion USD (14.9% of total exports)
  • 3) Knitted or crocheted clothing and accessories $2.9 Billion USD (12.1% of total exports)
  • 4) Clothing accessories $2.6 Billion USD (10.9 Billion USD (10.9% of total exports)

Industries that are distributed according to financial year closing:


  • 1)Cement: DGKC, FCCL, CHCC, MLCF
  • 2)Petrol: PSO, APL, POL, OGDC
  • 3)Textile: NML, NCL, GATM, ILP


  • 1)Bank: NBP, UBL, HBL, Meezan, MCB, BOP
  • 2)Fertilizer: Engro Fertilizer, Fauji Fertilizer
  • 3)Insurance: Dead Sector