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    Pushto actress,Bushra injured when a youth threw acid on her face


    A young Pashto actress suffered burn injuries in an acid attack in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, her relatives and police said.

    The 18-year-old, known as Bushra and popular in the northwest for her film, television and theatre appearances, was attacked while asleep at her home in the town of Nowshera, 148 kilometres (92 miles) northwest of Islamabad.

    “A man climbed the wall of our house in the early hours, threw acid on my sister and fled,” Bushra’s brother, Pervez Khan told AFP.

    A local police official, Sultan Khan also confirmed the incident. The teen was immediately taken to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar where Dr Suhail Ahmad said she had suffered 33 percent burn injuries, on her face and shoulder, but was in a stable condition.

    Her brother Pervez Khan has lodged a complaint against a local TV drama producer, Shaukat Khan, over the incident saying that the producer was unhappy over Bushra’s refusal to marry him A police official Sultan Khan confirmed the incident, saying Bushra’s family claimed there were ongoing disagreements between the actress and the producer over her unpaid wages.  Another police officer Behroz Khan added an arrest warrant had been issued for Shaukat Khan. 
    "A man scaled the walls of our house in the wee hours, threw acid on my sister and fled," Bushra's brother Pervez Khan said. He also claimed producer Shaukat Khan was unhappy over her sister’s refusal to marry him. 
    Reports said the actress was attacked at around 03:00 am, and her mother and brother also got minor injuries when they were tried to protect her. Bushra was immediately ferried to Lady Reading Hospital’s intensive care unit and later moved to another hospital. 
    Acid attacks are becoming frequent in the country with scores of such assaults taking place each year.
     
     
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