Politics mix with violent crime in Pakistan's Karachi




 
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Politics mix with violent crime in Pakistan's Karachi
 
June 21st, 2012  
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Politics mix with violent crime in Pakistan's Karachi
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Relaxing in his luxurious four-storey home, Uzair Baloch has high hopes of breaking into Pakistani politics despite the 63 warrants out for his arrest. "People will give me votes, God willing," said Baloch, as his muscular bodyguards eyed the surrounding slum streets. Murder, torture and extortion allegations would bar most people around the world from seeking public office. Not in Pakistan's commercial capital, Karachi, where men like Baloch thrive amid gang wars and ethnic, sectarian and political violence. ...

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