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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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Women: the key to progress

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Acid-throwing is a form of violent assault, a horrific act of burning a person with acid, with the intention of injuring or disfiguring a woman out of jealousy or revenge. According to the Acid Survivor’s Foundation in Pakistan, there is a high survival rate amongst victims of acid attacks. Consequently the victim is faced with […]

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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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Acid throwing posted 89% increase in 2012

ISLAMABAD: Cases of Violence against Women (VAW) may still number in the thousands in Pakistan, but the figures reported in 2012 dropped by 12% from the previous year, according to an annual report released by the Aurat Foundation on Wednesday. The report, however, highlighted that certain forms of violence, such as acid-throwing, have in fact […]

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