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In the “moderate Muslim” nation of Pakistan untold numbers of women are tortured and disfigured by their husbands. Pakistan is a recipient of US tax dollars and an “ally in the war on terror.” Pakistan was one of only two ties with full diplomatic relations with the Taliban. Much of the Taliban were from Pakistan.

From CNN..

Saira Liaqat squints through her one good eye as she brushes a woman’s hair. Her face, most of which the acid melted years ago, occasionally lights up with a smile. Her hands, largely undamaged, deftly handle the dark brown locks.

A few steps away in this popular beauty salon, Urooj Akbar diligently trims, cleans and paints clients’ fingernails. Her face, severely scarred from the blaze that burned some 70 percent of her body, is somber. It’s hard to tell if she’s sad or if it’s just the way she now looks.

Liaqat and Akbar are among Pakistan’s many female victims of arson and acid attacks. Such tales tend to involve a spurned or crazy lover and end in a life of despair and seclusion for the woman.

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