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Foreign Investors Lift Karachi Stock Exchange

Louis Lingg writes: "Do they know something we don't? Or is it just a mad, mad, mad capitalist world?

Pakistan's Frontier Post is reporting that despite all the tension, fear and uncertainty, foreign investors helped lift the Karachi stock exchange on Thursday; despite lower volume, market capitalization rose. Also, the Pakistani rupee rose relative to the dollar.

This in the face of anticipated massive, bellicose and probably violent demonstrations by Jehadi militants and Taliban sympathizers on Friday in Quetta, Peshawar, Karachi and other Pak cities? Masters of the dismal science--please explain!"