Hundreds of Pakistani investors rioted at the Karachi Stock Exchange
Thursday demanding a halt in trading after share prices fell for the
15th straight session.
The exchange's security chief Mohammed
Aslam said investors began smashing windows after the administration
declined to suspend trading.
Similar protests also broke out in Lahore, where investors burned tires and blocked roads.
Karachi Stock Exchange index has fallen 14 percent since Monday. Angry
investors blamed the government for the recent volatility, after
regulators relaxed curbs on daily stock price movements.
Persistent concerns about economic and political instability have also contributed to a decline in Pakistani stocks.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.