Acid thrown on two women in Balochistan on second day


Two victim sisters were on way back from a market after Eid shopping in Mastung * Both girls shifted to hospital after their faces severely burnt

BALOCHISTAN: Two young sisters were doused with acid on Tuesday in Mastung District alarming the masses who see the acid attacks as an organised attempt to scare women indoors in Balochistan.

The victims were two adolescent sisters of 13 and 14 years of age identified as Mahawish and Sehrish. They had visited a shopping centre ahead of the occasion of Eid in Mastung District.

Four women were doused with acid earlier on Monday and were virtually defaced for visiting a shopping centre in Quetta. The Mastung attack comes in the wake of a series of attacks that are taking place against women to scare them away from schools or markets.

On their way back to Mujhaid colony, two masked men doused the teenage sisters with acid, which left Mahawish’s neck, and Sehrish’s face badly burned, said sources.

Both teenagers were shifted to a private hospital in Mastung and were later referred to Quetta for better treatment.

Women and children visit the shopping centres and markets to shop for Eid and persons find such occasions apt enough to victimise them with inhuman acts.

So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The story of the Panjgur incident, where women were threatened not to visit schools, is still fresh in the minds of the people of the province. Earlier this year, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell has said her country is committed to work with Pakistan to eliminate violence against women


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