Acid Prevention Law in Pakistan by Nighat Dad.

The number of acid attacks is particularly high in the southern part of Punjab, the south Asian country’s cotton belt and second largest province. Naila Farhat became victim of an acid throwing attack by a spurned suitor from Layyah, a district of southern Punjab. She was thirteen when her elementary school teacher, and admirer whom she had rejected, assalted her on her way home from school in 2003. Farhat pressed charges and attended court sessions for six years, yet watched the teacher escape unpunished.

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