The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has published a very disturbing study that found that in 2007 dozens of women were burned in acid attacks or set on fire in Pakistan by their husbands or boyfriends. The government appears to have done little to deter these attacks.
The human rights group has detailed 33 women burned in acid attacks, and 45 were set on fire. They have published pictures that are highly graphic and obviously heartbreaking. They are too graphic to post on this site.
Acid appears to be a favorite method of attack in this area, particularly around Lahore.
The abuse of women and girls in this area has become a global concern and these attacks are an additional grotesque danger to their lives.