Pakistan

Man attacks girl with acid in Lahore

LAHORE: A man attacked a 22-year-old girl with acid on late Saturday night and fled, ARY News reported.

According to details, the miscreant barged into the home of girl in Harbanspura and threw acid on her body. The girl and her family were asleep at that time.

The victim suffered burnt injuries on her neck and some parts of hands. The family immediately took her to Service Hospital where doctors said her condition was out of danger.

The girl’s family said they had no enmity with anyone. Despite repeated calls, the police didn’t come to the victim’s home nor registered a case.

The family said they want justice

It may be mentioned here that The Protection of Women against Violence Bill 2015, was passed in Punjab on February 24, criminalizes all forms of violence against women, including domestic, sexual, psychological, emotional, economic and verbal.

Under the new law, the provincial government will establish district protection centers, residential shelters and a toll-free helpline for victims of violence.

The law also says family courts must hold hearings within seven days of a complaint being made, and a decision must be taken on all complaints within 90 days. For serious offences, courts can order.

Girls and women in Pakistan face many threats, from acid attacks and “honor killings” to domestic violence, rape and kidnapping.

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