ISLAMABAD - Legal efforts should be made to halt increasing acid attacks on women and laws should also be enacted against acid violence which has made many lives miserable, remarked Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Like in Bangladesh 'Acid Control Act should be enacted in Pakistan as well that will mandate licenses for sale and purchase of acids through legal right, he explained while hearing a suo moto case here on Friday. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Chaudhry Aijaz Hussain were the other judges of the bench. Under the acid control act, the unlicensed production, import, transport, storage, sale, and use of acid would result in a prison term. Those who possess chemicals and equipment for the unlicensed production of acid would get the same prison term to get rid of such violence, the court observed. The Chief Justice also asked Additional Advocate General Khadim Hussain Qaiser to collect data regarding acid victims in Punjab so that the relevant departments could provide relief to victims. Presently there is a provision of life imprisonment for perpetrators of such crimes in the Domestic Violence Bill, but that has not been passed yet, the court further observed. The Chief Justice also said that the government should provide free treatment and special hospitals should be established and supplied with modern instruments for better surgery and treatment. We want to stop such bone chilling incidents to address violations of womens rights in the country, Justice Khilji remarked. Advocate Abbas Naqvi, learned council, informed the court that Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) is trying to fight the legal battle for acid victims. The issue of acid violence is addressed under Prevention and Protection Act 2009, but it does not give death penalty to the perpetrator, he explained. The apex court disposed of the case and maintained the decision of the Lahore High Court where it released one of offenders if he agreed to pay a fine. Besides, the district and sessions court awarded the culprit 12-year imprisonment and Rs. 1.2 million fine, which is also to be maintained. Earlier, Naila Farhat, an acid attack victim, sought justice in the first hearing of the kind in the apex court. An acid attack in 2003, which completely disfigured 19-year-old Nailas face, failed to take away her spirit to live as she has been fighting a legal battle for six years.