The cast of Sesame Street in Pakistan
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Sesame Street comes to Pakistan

Children in Pakistan are about to be introduced to the US television favourite of Sesame Street.

A locally-produced version of the educational show will go on air on Pakistani TV on Saturday.

The United States Agency for International Development has committed $10m to the four-year project, which it hopes will provide basic literacy and numeracy skills and teach lessons in tolerance and mutual respect.

The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from Lahore.

  • 08 Dec 2011
  • From the section Asia