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Women's lives destroyed by acid attacks in Pakistan

Campaigners in Pakistan say cases of acid attacks are increasing in most areas, even though tougher penalties were introduced last year.

It is estimated that more than 150 women have acid thrown on them every year and many never get justice.

Marvi Memon, the former MP who sponsored the bill, says most attackers do not face any punishment.

Orla Guerin's report contains some disturbing images.

  • 19 Apr 2012
  • From the section Asia