Adiba Malik
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Karachi voters talk about forthcoming election

2 May 2013 Last updated at 07:17 BST

Pakistan has witnessed a recent surge in violence aimed at political parties and candidates campaigning in the upcoming elections.

But what matters most to ordinary voters as they decide on who will form their next government in less than two weeks time?

Shahzeb Jillani has been out speaking to people in Karachi.