'263 women burnt since January' -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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‘263 women burnt since January’

LAHORE: Two hundred and sixty-three women were burnt, 111 were burnt alive, and 100 were burnt in gas leakage in and around Lahore between since January this year, the AGHS Legal Aid Cell informed participants of a session on Saturday.

The cell expressed deep concern over the growing number of victims of burn injuries in the country, and urged the police, doctors, parliamentarians, rights activists and other stakeholders to create awareness against such inhumanity.

Addressing the consultation session, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Chairwoman Asma Jahangir said the organisation would launch an across the board awareness campaign, and would distribute literature to educate people about the treatment of burn victims.
Source: Daily Times
Date:10/4/2009