Traumatised Christians in a Lahore slum where angry Muslims torched more than 100 homes say Pakistan's two largest parties offer the only hope of protection at this week's general election. - Photos and text by AFP

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Pervaiz Masih (C), a Christian candidate of the Jamaat-e-Islami party for general election, meets with people at his election area in Peshawar.
Pervaiz Masih (C), a Christian candidate of the Jamaat-e-Islami party for general election, meets with people at his election area in Peshawar.
Pervaiz Masih (R) is hugged by a Christian woman at his election campaign in Peshawar.
Pervaiz Masih (R) is hugged by a Christian woman at his election campaign in Peshawar.
Pervaiz Masih (R) gives an election pamphlet to a Christian woman during his election campaign.
Pervaiz Masih (R) gives an election pamphlet to a Christian woman during his election campaign.
Pervaiz Masih (C) walks with supporters.
Pervaiz Masih (C) walks with supporters.
Pervaiz Masih (C) hands out leaflets.
Pervaiz Masih (C) hands out leaflets.
Pervaiz Masih (C) gives an interview to AFP in Peshawar.
Pervaiz Masih (C) gives an interview to AFP in Peshawar.
Father Andrew Niasari gives an interview to AFP at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Lahore.
Father Andrew Niasari gives an interview to AFP at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Lahore.

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YG
May 07, 2013 12:23pm
what a contradiction. What Christian has to do with Jamat e-islami.
Gerry D'Cunha
May 07, 2013 09:31am
Pervaiz Masih a Christian candidate of the Jamaat-e-Islami has joined the wrong party, an anti-christian party
Robert George
May 08, 2013 03:50am
Parvaiz Masih is a shining example of Pakistani politics. Politics should be based on ideology and not on religious views: the highest motive should be serving people without discrilmination.