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Tension Mounts in Vital, Violent Karachi

Karachi is Pakistan's largest and richest city — and it has an appalling reputation. Karachi is witness to frequent sectarian attacks, gun battles and suicide attacks — a touch of Baghdad.

Politically, Karachi is one of the few remaining bastions of support for Pakistan's increasingly unpopular president. The latest polls say 75 percent of Pakistanis want Pervez Musharraf out.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.