- The Washington Times - Monday, June 24, 2013

An 18-year-old Pakistani actress is in critical condition after a man threw acid in her face while she slept at her family home Saturday morning.

The man had proposed to Bushra Waiz and hurled acid at her when she turned him down, her family said. She is being treated at a Peshawar hospital.

Miss Waiz, also known as Shazia Aziz, is a stage and television actress and singer, according to the Daily Mail. Her brother said she suffered burns to the right of her face and her right leg, arm and eye.

Last year, 150 acid attacks were recorded in Pakistan, with 17 percent of those linked to marriage proposals, Dawn.com reported.

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