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Yet another acid attack in Pakistan By Imran Chaudhry May 28, 2012 LAHORE: Two women, along with

a two-year-old girl, received burn injuries when u nidentified men hurled acid at them in Islampura area on Sunday. The women were on their way back from a market when unidentified men on a bike i ntercepted them and threw acid on them. The victims were immediately taken to a hospital, where they were given treatmen t and by the time this report was filed, the doctors had stated their condition to be out of danger. Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and sought a report from the Lahore CCPO. Following notice from higher authorities, police detained Hasnain, the husband o f acid victim Arooj as well as her father-in-law, which multiplied the family s prob lems. The family members said they were in turmoil since half of their family was look ing after the victims in the hospital while the other half was busy in dealing w ith police. According to details, two unidentified motorcyclists threw acid on the women and the child when they were on their way back home. The assailants managed to esca pe from the scene. The injured were identified as 24-year-old Arooj, wife of Hasnain, her husband s sis ter 23-year-old Saba and her two-year-old daughter Fatima. All received burn inj uries and were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. According to hospital sources, the acid was thrown on their arms and feet, while their faces had been saved. Full report at: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\05\28\story_28-5-2012_pg13_1