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CJP orders arrest of acid attack victim’s former husband

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered the immediate arrest of the suspect who threw acid on a woman's face in Lahore. The chief justice on Saturday heard an application at the apex court's Lahore registry filed by an acid attack victim. The woman, Naila Bibi, a resident of Green Town, said that was married in Bahawalpur and had received a divorce from her husband. She alleged that her former husband threw acid on her face after the divorce after being instigated by her former in-laws. CJP…

Three Gujrat University girls subjected to acid attack

GUJRAT: Motorbike riding miscreants in an acid attack caused critical injuries to three students of University of Gujrat including two sisters. Three students of M.Sc were standing at bus stop in Dang area of Gujrat when three accused on two motorbikes thrown acid at the girls causing burn injuries. The passersby arrested one of the three attackers and handed them over to Police. The accused in police custody has been identified as, Hussam. While two other accused fled from the scene. The victims identified as…

Acid attack survivors sparkle at fashion show to spotlight equality

MUMBAI: Sparkling in shades of green, pink and peach, Indian women survivors of acid attacks walked the ramp at a fashion show to boost awareness about violence against women. Scarred faces held high, 11 members of a non-profit group showcased colorful Indian and Western garments, spoke about confidence and posed for photographs on Wednesday, a day ahead of International Women’s Day. Laxmi, attacked in 2005 at the age of 15 by a 32-year-old man whose marriage proposal she rejected, was the showstopper of the event,…

Man awarded 60 years in prison for revengeful acid attack on fiancé.

Lahore: A young man is awarded 60 years of prison for ruining the life of his 24 years old ex-fiance in a revengeful acid attack.  On 12th September, 2017, Asmat Ullah threw acid on Beenish in Lahore’ Defence area for rejecting his marriage proposal while she was on her way back home from a clinic. The culprit sought refuge at an outhouse of a politician where he was later arrested. Asmat has been sentenced to 25 years in jail on two counts; Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, and another 10 years under Section 324 of the PPC.…

Several hurt in suspected London acid attack

LONDON: Six people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at Westfield shopping mall in east London, British media reported.  A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident on Saturday evening. Three of the victims needed hospital treatment after being hit by the substance during an “altercation” between two groups of males at the Stratford centre. Onlookers reported scenes of panic in the aftermath of the incident…

US tourists hurt in French acid attack

MARSEILLE: Two young female American tourists were sprayed with hydrochloric acid in the French city of Marseille on Sunday by a woman who appeared to have psychological problems, a police source said. The attack occurred inside the Mediterranean port city's Saint-Charles train station at around 9.00 am. The woman sprayed the tourists in the eyes, the source said, adding that she targeted the people closest to her and that the incident "was not of a terrorist nature". The two injured tourists, both aged around 20,…

Model Resham Khan makes remarkable recovery after acid attack

You probably would have seen photos of aspiring model Resham khan who survived an acid attack in June this year in London and pictures of the incident went terribly viral on the internet. While her 37-year-old cousin went through an induced coma and is still recovering, Khan got severe scars and injuries to her face and shoulders. But now photos of her having fully recovered from the attack were widely shared on social media with many commending her remarkable recovery. People lauded her strength and spirit and looked…

Muslim woman horrifically injured in London acid attack

LONDON: An aspiring model and her cousin were celebrating her 21st birthday last week when they had acid thrown their faces. On June 24, Resham Khan was out driving with 37-year-old Jameel Muhktar, when they suffered an unprovoked attack at traffic lights in Beckton, East London. Both fear they are now scarred for life. “The pain was excruciating,” Ms Khan wrote on Twitter. “My cousin struggled to get us away. I saw my clothes burn away in front of me." She added: “He put his foot down as we were coming onto a dual…

Sadiqabad: Man throws acid on wife over domestic dispute

SADIQABAD: Acid-attack incident landed a house wife in a hospital here as her husband threw acid on her following altercation over domestic dispute. Saira, 35, suffered serious wounds as her 80 percent body was said to be burnt in the acid attack. According to the area police, the victim’s husband lost temper and hurled acid on her when she asked him for money to meet the home expenses. The victim has been shifted to a burn unit after initial medical treatment at a local hospital, where she is stated to be in a…