Sharing hope for harmony in Pakistan
23 March 2013 Last updated at 17:22 GMT
Almost 200 Shia lives have been lost in the past two months of 2013 due to a rise in sectarian violence in Pakistan.
Observers say the government is being severely tested in its ability to protect Shias - a group which comprises nearly 20% of the population.
But this tide of hatred has left many pockets of Pakistan untouched, where blood ties are stronger than religious divides.
BBC Urdu's Saba Eitizaz reports.