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Acid attack lands five in hospital

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OKARA: A woman and her family suffered burns when her estranged husband threw acid on them at 50/3R on Tuesday. Shahid tied the knot with Iqra Bibi some time back but they developed differences and the woman returned to her parents. She also filed a suite for dissolution of marriage in a court. Shahid came […]

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Violence against women

KARACHI: The term violence against women has been defined as a range of sexually, psychologically, and physically coercive acts used against women by current or former male intimate partners. A recent study, conducted in Karachi, reported that an alarmingly large proportion of women are subjected to physical violence and that this has serious physical and […]

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Acid sales regulation

By: Syed Mohammad Ali The horrific act of attacking people with acid has been taking place across different parts of our country for the past several years. While instances of acid attacks occur in major cities, this particularly debilitating form of violence is even more prevalent in rural areas, such as the cotton-growing belt of […]

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Husband convicted of throwing acid on wife

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday convicted a man of throwing acid on his wife and sentenced him to 14-year imprisonment. Irfan Younas threw acid on his wife Rehmana, a nurse by profession, at Mayo Hospital on Aug 15. Nurses Shama Naz and Shazia also received burn injuries when they tried to save their colleague. […]

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Woman held in connection with acid attack

By: Vaqas Asghar ISLAMABAD: A woman was arrested by the Islamabad police on Sunday for her role in an acid attack on the branch manager of a private bank last Tuesday. The woman was arrested after two men already in custody named her as the person who paid them to throw acid at the victim. […]

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