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25 March 2013

BBC News

"Have you absolutely lost your mind?" That was my mother's predictable response. "People are trying to get out of this god-forsaken city," she said, "and you are planning to come back!" Her fears aren't entirely exaggerated. Facts speak for themselves: last year was the bloodiest year for Karachi in nearly two decades, with about 2,000 people killed in drive-by shootings, bombings, and revenge attacks. That is based on reported figures. A lot of threats, extortion... (

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