Augustine visits victim of acid attack

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Staff Reporter

Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ejaz Alam Augustine on Tuesday visited the residence of acid victim Maryam Bibi in the Johar Town area of Lahore.

Maryam Bibi said a man namely Ahmed threw acid on her face due to a personal grudge

. She was shifted to Jinnah Hospital for medical treatment but was sent back home after one day.

Police officials briefed the provincial minister that an FIR has been registered against the accused and raids were being conducted to arrest him. The minister directed to arrest the accused as soon as possible.

The minister also telephoned MS Jinnah Hospital and directed to re-admit the patient for further treatment, after which, the patient was readmitted to the burn unit.

The minister assured Maryam’s family of justice and said the human rights department will be in touch with them to ensure the best treatment.

He stressed that human rights violations will not be tolerated and those involved in such crimes will not
escape the clutches of the law.