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Aurat Foundation demanded support for acid attack victims, Karachi


Aurat Foundation demanded support for acid attack victims

Aurat Foundation and Dastgir Legal Aid Center along with two acid victims and their families held a press conference, on August 25, 2015, Karachi, to demand medical treatment and financial help for the victims.

“Acid is so easily accessible, anyone can buy it whenever one wants. We want it to be sold only under license, with the buyers also submitting a copy of their national identity card to the sellers”, said Mahnaz Rahman, Resident Director, Aurat Foundation.

It was demanded that shops selling acids should be sealed. The law is in place but not implemented. There are also many glitches in the system, which allows the perpetrators to flee without being convicted. “We need better police investigations, trials and treatment for victims.  Offenders should be given severe punishments, to set an example for the future and financial help should be provided to the victims”,  said Mr Saifuddin, City Head, Dastgir Legal Aid Center..