Victim of domestic violence in Pakistan.
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New laws to protect Pakistan's women

26 January 2012 Last updated at 02:05 GMT

Pakistan is set to introduce new laws which will make specific crimes of forced marriages and acid attacks on women.

The laws will also mean tougher sentences in cases of domestic violence. Cases of brutality against women are still often justified in the name of honour.

Aleem Maqbool reports from Punjab province.