HRCP wants implementation of acid burn laws

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Chairperson Human Rights Commission Pakistan Nasreen Azhar Saturday recommended that country needs stronger laws, more healthcare facilities, and more social support to eradicate acid violence from society and help survivors healing physically and psychologically.
In her interview she said as cases of acid burning attacks dropped over the past three years but we still needed to open more acid burning units at all rural areas of the country for the facilitation of female burn victims.
The figure complied by HRCP the acid burnt women have dropped by 40 to 50% percent as compared to past incidents, she added. Punjab is the center of acid-related violence with 80 to 85% of the attacks followed by Sindh, KP, Balochistan, Islamabad, and Kashmir, she highlighted. Previous governments in Punjab kept promising to legislate on the matter, but no progress was made, she hoped that present government would implement the bill and would take it seriously.