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Pakistan’s acid victim commits suicide in Italy

(Source: Zee News)

Islamabad: Barely a month after Pakistan bagged its first Oscar for a documentary on victims of acid attacks, the country’s most famous face of one such assault ended her 13-year ordeal by jumping out of her sixth-floor apartment in Italy.

Fakhra Yunus was 22 when her husband Bilal Khar, a member of the politically strong Khar family of Punjab, marred her life by allegedly throwing acid on her face just three years after their marriage.

Bilal Khar, a former provincial legislator, is a cousin of Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

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