Demonstrators against violence in Lahore
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Pakistan authorities tackle violence ahead of elections

18 March 2013 Last updated at 11:04 GMT

Political and religious leaders in Pakistan have condemned what appears to be a rising tide of intolerance and sectarian violence in the country.

Minority groups, civilians and military personnel have all been targeted by a variety of extremists.

The authorities have increased help for Christian families in the city of Lahore, after their homes were attacked by a rampaging mob.

Mike Wooldridge reports.