APTOPIX Pakistan Protecting Women

December 13, 2011 - 1:41 PM
Pakistani acid attack survivor, Azim Mai, 35, holds her daughter Shaziya, 8, while sitting on a bed waiting to have a massage session for their wounds, at the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Azim Mai's husband allegedly threw acid in her face and their daughter Shaziya last year after she refused to sell their two boys to a man in Dubai to use as camel racers. Rights activists Tuesday praised the laws, which stiffened the punishment for acid attacks and also criminalized practices such as marrying off young girls to settle tribal disputes and preventing women from inheriting property. The Senate provided final approval for two bills containing the new laws Monday. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)