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    Pakistan And Acid Attacks

  • 80pc victims of 1,500 acid attacks reported each year are women: charity

    NEW DELHI: Bottles of acid are too easily available in India and the makers should take responsibility for the rising number of acid attacks, the head of India’s National Commis­sion for Women (NCW) has said...

    Acid attacks — meant to maim, disfigure or blind people — are most common in Cambodia, followed by Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India...

  • Fear spreads in London as acid attacks soar

    LONDON: Delivery rider Jabed Hussain was waiting at a traffic light one night in east London when two attackers sprayed acid in his face and stole his moped...

    It was one of hundreds of attacks in the British capital every year that have prompted government intervention and left the city’s police force asking the public for help to tackle the crime wave...

  • 2 men in London carry out 5 acid attacks in 90 minutes

    A teenager was arrested by British police after a spate of acid attacks across northeast London left at least one person with life-changing injuries and critically injured several others, BBC reported...

    Metropolitan Police say the 90-minute spree of five attacks began late Thursday...

  • India has one of the highest rates of acid attacks in world

    LONDON: India has one of the highest rates of acid violence in the world, yet a backlog of criminal cases means it can take up to a decade for courts to reach a judgment and most victims receive no compensation, legal experts said on Wednesday...

    Globally, there are as many as 1,500 recorded acid attacks each year with more than 1,000 cases estimated to occur in India alone...

  • Woman dies, spouse and sons injured in acid attack

    TOBA TEK SINGH: Police on Thursday registered a case under anti-terrorism act against two people and arrested them for allegedly throwing acid on a couple and their two children here on Wednesday night at Chak 92-JB...

    The suspect left the village and nurtured a grudge against the family...

  • Paris attacks: Are aerial attacks the answer?

    ‘Is dancing and singing in the streets and wearing rather ridiculous badges of I am Charlie for the benefit of TV cameras our answer to the war of terrorism carried out by people who are born in this very democratic country?’ many people had asked...

    ‘The real questions are,’ said they, ‘how could the Kouachi brothers and their accomplice Coulibali who had carried out the Jan 7 killings move in and out of France at will, cross the...

  • Mother, three children attacked with acid in Multan

    LAHORE: A family of four in Multan district's Shujabad suffered minor injuries in an acid attack on Saturday night...

    Mumtaz Mai and her three children were attacked by an unknown assailant in the Chak Sardarpur area while they were sleeping, Multan City Police Officer (CPO) Muhammad Azhar Akram told Dawn on Sunday...

  • Convicted of acid attack

    FAISALABAD: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday convicted a man of acid attack in Rajoa (Chiniot) police precincts...

    According to the prosecution, Abida Bibi of Chak 147-JB was on her way to market on Nov 19 last year when Saifullah overpowered her, carried her to a nearby house where he threw acid on her...

  • Throwing acid on IIUI staff’s car being probed

    ISLAMABAD: A three-member committee formed by the International Islamic University (IIUI) is inquiring into the recent incident of acid being thrown at one of its faculty member’s cars...

    On March 14, acid was thrown on the car of Assistant Professor at the Physics department Dr Mumtaz, who was not in his car when the incident happened...

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