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SIALKOT - The Sialkot-based acid attack victim, who was fighting for her life at Mayo Hospital Lahore, succumbed to the burns in the wee hours of Monday. ... Victim Asima's family has urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, Inspector General of Police ...
According to a report in one of the newspapers, 'between 150 to 400 cases of acid attacks are reported in Pakistan every year. ... In a brainstorming session organised by the HRCP, it was reported that 'As many as 98 percent of the cases filed by acid attack victims are never decided due to existence of ...

Keri-Lynn Gibbs, BPCA researcher, said: "Acid attacks are a very real threat and have become increasingly frequent across the world over the past few ... "The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) reports that, 143 women were victims of acid attack or were set on fire in 2017, an action that has ...
LONDON: A tattooed thug was today jailed for 16 years by a British court for a horrific and life-changing acid attack on an aspiring Pakistani-origin model and her cousin. John Tomlin, 25, threw acid at Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar on June 21, 2017. They were attacked as they were out celebrating ...
After witnessing people being sprayed with an “unknown substance” as part of a suspected acid attack, a fast food worker has questioned why he bothered ... men have along with Muhammed Malak (Shop keeper) gang rape a Christian girl Miss Najma from Shera Kot, Lahore city Pakistan on 09/03/2018.
SIALKOT (Dunya News) – Some unidentified person sprayed acid on a housemaid in Pakpura area in the jurisdiction of Civil Lines Police Station in Sialkot on Tuesday, causing severe burn injuries to her. Rescue teams shifted the victim to hospital. Hospital sources said that 90 percent body of victim has ...

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Monday that more Pakistanis had died in incidents described as “encounters” than in terror ... HRCP raised concerns over the number of murders, rapes, acid attacks, kidnappings, incidents of domestic violence, and honour killings, adding that ...
A 'die-in' was also staged for showing solidarity with the victims of rape, homicides and acid attacks . The problem with such ... Feminists of Pakistan should come up with a strong campaign to shun the notion attached with the term as 'man-haters' and that they don't claim superiority. They must highlight ...
The role of religious institutions does not only include the dissemination of beliefs, but also combating terrorism and extremism. - Mohammed Najib Tun Abdul Razzaq Prime Minister, Malaysia. For too long has Pakistan provided safe haven to the Taliban and many terrorist organisations, but those days are ...
GUJRAT (Dunya News) – According to details, 23-year-old Mehwish suffered serious burn injuries when her cousin Nair with the help of his friend Mujahod sprayed acid from a bottle on her face and body, Dunya News reported on Tuesday. The young girl was shifted to Burn Unit of the Aziz Bhatti Shaheed ...
The position of women in Pakistani society has been disputed since the country was established, in 1947. Muhammad Ali Jinnah's vision for the republic involved a separation of religion and politics, the equality of all Pakistanis, and the nurturing of an intelligentsia. He spoke out against “the curse of ...
ISLAMABAD: As many as 129,534 cases of human rights violations were reported across the country during the last five years, according to the data of National Police Bureau (NPB). Responding to the complaints, 174,119 accused were arrested during this period, figures revealed by the bureau show.
More than 100,000 cases of human rights violations have been reported across Pakistan over the past five years, according to the country's National Police Bureau. The crimes include murders, honor killing, sexual assault, acid attacks and violence against women and children. The data was collected by ...
Multiple victims of these acid attacks see them as a show of power that men in hypermacho societies feel they possess over women. There are approximately 100 attacks each year in Colombia, according to U.K.-based Acid Survivors Trust International, putting the country second behind Pakistan, with at ...
This week she joined a group of other victims of acid attacks presenting their work at the Ashianeh gallery in Tehran to raise awareness and money. “I don't want to be known as a victim, I want to be known as an artist,” she said. Attaie makes pottery, sculpted bowls and statuettes. She now lives in Tehran ...
ITALY: After overcoming a brutal acid attack organised by an ex-lover on April 6, 2013, Lucia Annibali is using her power as a symbol of the battle against gender-based violence to take that fight to Italy's parliament. She had been returning from work to her home in Pesaro in eastern Italy, when a hooded ...
A Manchester surgeon is using his skills to help acid attack victims in his native Pakistan. Dr Asim Shahmalak funds his own trips to Pakistan and performs eyelash and eyebrow surgery on the women. Some of the women who have been attacked are so badly disfigured they are shunned by their families ...

SIALKOT: Police officers on Wednesday have arrested as many as two suspects for throwing acid on a girl for refusing to marry in Sialkot's Pakka Garha area, within the vicinity of Muradpur police station. Wearing a mask, suspect Qasim stormed 20-year-old Afshan's home and threw acid on her for rejecting ...
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police say a group of men on motorcycles hurled acid at three female university students in the city of Gujrat. Officer Umair Hayat says one of the three men was arrested after Thursday's attack, which occurred near a bus stop in the Dinga neighborhood as the girls were on their ...
Three girls, including a sister duo, in Pakistan's Punjab province suffered burn injuries in an acid attack on Thursday when they were allegedly attacked by the sisters' uncle for rejecting a marriage proposal, according to media reports. The sisters and their friend -- all said to be university students -- were ...
On a related note, 143 women were attacked with acid or were set on fire in Pakistan last year, according to a report released by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) earlier this week. (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.).
RAHIM YAR KHAN: Three women were burned when a man hurled acid at his wife and two daughters on Saturday. Police said that the suspect hailed from Rahim Yar Khan and after an argument with his family over domestic issues, threw acid at his wife and two daughters. As a result of acid attack, 25 to ...
There is a fundamental flaw in the Pakistani society with regards to how a woman can function, says Diep Saeeda of the Institute for Peace and Secular ... Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Member of the Punjab Assembly Saadia Sohail Rana attributes crimes such as 'honour killing' and acid attacks to a lack of ...
Hundreds of Muslims and minority Christian women stood up as a sign of respect when the acid attack victim joined the rally, which was held amid tight security. Acid attacks are not uncommon in Pakistan, where men sometimes assault women for refusing to marry them. Victims of acid attacks tend to avoid ...
A 24-hour strike by millions of Spanish women. A crackdown in France on companies violating gender-equal pay policies. In Russia, a candid apology from a powerful legislator to women he sexually harassed. Many of the International Women's Day events on Thursday powerfully echoed the #MeToo ...
ITALY: After overcoming a brutal acid attack organised by an ex-lover on April 6, 2013, Lucia Annibali is using her power as a symbol of the battle against gender-based violence to take that fight to Italy's parliament. She had been returning from work to her home in Pesaro in eastern Italy, when a hooded ...
Meanwhile, Pakistan is still plagued by honor killings, acid attacks, gender discrimination and violence against women. The tragedy of seven-year-old rape and murder victim Zainab Ansari is also fresh. A total of 17,862 children, including 10,620 girls, were abused in the country from 2013 to 2017, ...
The funeral that turned into a poignant display of women's resistance in Pakistan was for Asma Jahangir, the country's leading human rights lawyer. Even in her transition, Asma was guiding Pakistanis who always looked up to her, showing them how it is done. Her funeral was a staggering manifestation of ...
SIALKOT: An unidentified man on Tuesday threw acid on four sisters at Bouken village on Tuesday. The accused entered the house of Mehmood and threw acid on his four daughters, Afshan (20), Amina (8), Ayesha (7) and Jannat (6). As a result, they sustained burns. Rescue 1122 staff rushed the girls to a ...
Video: When Sri Devi had broken down in message for Pakistani actors. February 26, 2018 8:12 pm. Here's how Sri Devi had comforted Pakistani actress Sajal Ali. February 26, 2018 7:48 pm. Sridevi died of accidental drowning: Dubai police. February 26, 2018 6:27 pm. Meet Dr Misbah Rathore–Pakistan's ...
These types of violence include domestic violence, rape, acid attacks, sexual assaults, kidnappings and honor killings. All of this is happening despite constitutional provisions guaranteeing women an equal status in society. Plenty of laws, regulations and legislations exist to protect women in our country.
MALAKAND: A acid attack took place in Malakand on Wednesday when a man severely burnt his second wife and daughter after an attack that came on the heels of a family dispute which took turn for the worse. Locals rushed both the women to the Thana civil hospital for immediate medical assistance, the ...
While elsewhere in the world, acid attacks are associated closely with so-called “honor crimes” and domestic violence, in the UK corrosive substances — often sprayed in the faces of victims — have been adopted as a new weapon of choice by young criminals for use in robberies and gang violence, ...
1:15pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will participate in the forum from Wednesday where he will project Pakistan as a prime destination for business, investment and trade. 12:59pm: The next World Economic Forum Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution is being proposed to be set up in ...
The actor is a founder of a non-profit foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support. “From them (women), I have learned how courage can catalyse victimhood into ...
Women in Pakistan are subjected to violence every day. Different ways are applied to make their life difficult. A young man threw acid at three women including mother and daughter owing to which their faces and bodies were badly burned. This is extreme torture and is tantamount to killing them.
Violence against women and girls – including rape, “honor” killings, acid attacks, domestic violence, and forced marriage – remained a serious problem. Pakistani activists estimate that there are as many as a thousand “honor” killings every year. “Pakistan's security forces remained unaccountable for ...
We read the comments and asked some of our most prominent celebrities how they, as a popular voice of influence, campaign to change things in Pakistan, and what ... Mass media is a very powerful tool and can trigger a change in society as Sharmeen Chinoy has shown in her work on acid attacks and honour killings.
He is the founder of the non‐profit Meer Foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support. He has also been responsible for the creation of specialized children's hospital ...
Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan were among the celebrities using the hashtag, which is trending on ... A 2011 Thomson Reuters Foundation poll found Pakistan to be the world's third most dangerous country for women, due to acid attacks, child ...
The rape and murder of Zainab Ansari has had a profound impact on Pakistan, including protests and the sacking of a local police chief, in the two short ..... by the Thomson Reuters Foundation named Pakistan as the third most dangerous country in the world for women, due to child marriages, acid attacks ...
The year 2017 has been an unparalleled expressly in terms of acid attacks on women in Pakistan. One such victim is Beenish Sharif an acid survivor from Lahore who got justice from the Anti-Terrorism Court in her case. Asmat Ullah, the culprit in this case was awarded 60-year imprisonment as cumulative ...
Instead of killing herself, as rape victims sometimes do in rural Pakistan, she pressed charges against her attackers and became an international campaigner for women's rights. Other Pakistani films have addressed difficult subjects. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's Saving Face , about the victim of an acid attack, ...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani film about a rape victim who fights to bring her politically powerful attacker to justice has rankled Pakistan's censors .... Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's “Saving Face,” about the victim of an acid attack, and the biographical “A Girl in the River,” which depicts the survivor of an ...
To curb acid attacks and rehabilitate its victims in Punjab, the DSF held a consultation on policy recommendations with provincial legislators at a local hotel in ... Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz member of provincial assembly Hina Pervaiz Butt said that with the support of other assembly members, she was ...
Depilex Smileagain Foundation demands to ban on public sale of acid and corrosive substances in light of the growing incidence of acid attacks against women. Acording to the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Act, 2011 (Criminal Law Second Amendment Act, 2011) made amendments in Pakistan ...
LONDON: A British court Tuesday slapped a 25-year sentence on a man for an acid attack in a nightclub in London, where such crimes have spiralled and prompted government intervention. ... The British capital saw 454 acid attacks reported last year, up from 261 in 2015 and 166 the year before.
ACID attacks are fast becoming a weapon of choice for many offenders with women often in mind. In some parts of ... The horrifying trend has few barriers with offenders attacking targets in their homes and on streets in the UK, France, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cambodia and other places.
There is a common understanding of acid attacks in the UK that goes something like this: the attacker is male; the victim female. ... Statistics released by London's Metropolitan Police to the BBC provide a breakdown of every recorded acid attack over a 15-year period by age, gender, ethnicity, borough, hate ...
Approximately 1,500 acid attacks are recorded worldwide annually. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Cambodia and Uganda are countries with the highest reported incidence. More than two-thirds of recent victims in the U.K. are men. But globally, 80 per cent of acid attack victims are women and girls.


 

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