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Karachi, a city of up to 25 million people and Pakistan's economic center, is working to contain the violence that has driven away business from the country.   © Reuters
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Can a revival in Karachi spark change in Pakistan?

Violence is declining sharply, but poor basic services plague businesses

HENNY SENDER, Nikkei Asian Review columnist | Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan

KARACHI -- The Pakistani port city of Karachi used to be an easy place to love. Just over a half century ago, it was considered more cosmopolitan and wealthier than Mumbai, India's thriving business capital about 900 km to the south.

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