In many countries including Pakistan, hundreds of innocent women are victim of acid attacks. These are innocent woman who have done no harm to any one, the sad part is that most of the time, the people who do this are free to do whatever they feel like and worse still they are never brought to justice, due to weak judiciary and lack of honest police force. Despite many NGO’s working for human rights and there being many laws nothing is seen happening!

This must come to an end, there should be strict laws made and the people who do this must be brought to justice, the open sale of acid should be stopped and there must be something done to tackle this huge problem. Even after the first Pakistani movie to win an Oscar was based on acid throwing we have seen no abating in acid cases but an escalation.


Islamabad, September 2.