KHANEWAL-The absence of a burn unit in DHQ Hospital ‘compelled’ its management to refer an acid attack victim to Nishtar Hospital Multan, the other day.

Three persons identified as Iqbal, Abid Hussain and Nasir allegedly threw acid on Kausar Bibi when she was on the way Khanewal on Saturday.

According to police, there is a matrimonial dispute going on between Kausar Bibi and her son-in-law Abid and that it is the reason behind the incident.

DPO Khanewal Jahanzaib Nazir reached the spot and later went to the DHQ hospital. The police have claimed arrest of the three accused and have registered a case against them.

Residents of the district have regretted over the apathy of the elected representatives and the government. They questioned that how pathetic are the local lawmakers who, despite, having knowledge of the masses miseries, do not move to establish a burn unit in the district. “They do not deserve to represent people.... they do not have the right to call themselves public representatives,” they criticised. They demanded the government to take notice of the public plight and establish a burn unit in the DHQ hospital to ensure timely treatment to patients with burns.