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Infanticide prompts imam response in Pakistan

20 September 2013 Last updated at 10:24 BST

Public anger is growing in Pakistan over the number of attacks on young girls.

Among the cases which have made headlines recently are the gang rape of a five-year-old twins abandoned on a railway line and a baby girl thrown into a river by her father.

In response imams in mosques across Pakistan have been asked to preach a sermon on the the treatment of girls.

It is being called 'My Daughter is a Blessing not a Curse Day.'

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) figures suggest that in Karachi alone the bodies of 300 newborn baby girls are found each year.

Aleem Maqbool reports from Islamabad.

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