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Waqar Masih could not wait for Easter Sunday to get under way. The nine-year-old boy opted for the earliest possible service of the day – a 3am session of hymns, plays and sermons at the Children’s Chapel in Youhanabad, a ramshackle unpaved slum that is home to one of Lahore’s largest Christian populations.
After a packed day of family events, Waqar slipped off with four friends in the early evening to Gulshan-e-Iqbal, a park nine miles (15km) away containing fairground rides and food stalls – all accessible for a 5 rupee (3p) entry ticket.