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Patterns of violence in Karachi, Pakistan
  1. A A Hyder
  1. Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, E-8132, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA;

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    I welcome the paper by Chotani et al on violence in Pakistan and the empirical nature of the exploration.1 It is also encouraging to see Injury Prevention raise the issue of violence in developing countries, as it is a neglected health problem. However, from the Pakistani context, there are several contextual and explanatory points that are needed to clarify some of the issues raised in the paper and also to add to them.

    1. Macroeconomic changes have affected Pakistani society for the past two decades with important impacts on the health and social sectors.2 One of the …

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