London: Using acid as a weapon to disfigure women has become a worrying trend in Pakistan. But now the tables seem to have been turned on them and Pakistani men are reported to be facing the brunt of "revenge attacks" launched by women.
Over 8,500 acid attacks, forced marriages and other forms of violence against women were reported in Pakistan in 2011, the Daily Mail reported citing the Aurat Foundation, a women's rights organisation.
The government introduced new laws last year criminalising acid attacks. Convicts would serve at least 14 years in jail.
Pakistan - a traditionally patriarchal society - has seen a sudden and mysterious rise in acid attacks being carried out against men by women, the daily said....more
02:46 PM, May 12, 2012
Peshawar: Pakistan's Taliban, a close ally of al Qaeda, plans to attack American targets abroad to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden, said one of it's senior leaders. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Taliban Movement of Pakistan, has delivered on threats to avenge the killing of bin Laden by US special forces in a Pakistani town on May 2. It bombed an American consulate convoy, laid siege to a...
08:47 AM, Jun 07, 2011