PESHAWAR: A producer by the name of Shaukat attacked Pashto actor Bushra with acid after she allegedly refused to marry him, reported Express News on Saturday.
According to 18 year-old Bushra, already-married producer Shaukat entered her house last night and threw acid on her when she refused to marry him.
“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 the local TV drama producer, Shaukat Khan.
Actor Bushra is known to star in local Pashto dramas and stage performances.
Popular Pakistani singer Ghazala Javed, 24, was shot dead by gunmen as she left a beauty salon in Peshawar last year over a dispute with her ex-husband.
Acid attacks are common in Pakistan with scores of such assaults taking place each year.
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