Can Pakistan survive its 'rollercoaster' ride?
24 June 2013 Last updated at 00:59 BST
Pakistan recently saw the first handover of power from one democratic government to another in its history.
Lyse Doucet has been visiting Pakistan for 25 years and has always enjoyed the colour and the contrasts. She speaks to people in Lahore about the "rollercoaster" of life in Pakistan.
With rising sectarian and political violence she asks if there is any hope for those who dare to stand up against the "forces of darkness".
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