The police later registered a criminal case against the attacker and launched the investigation with no arrest made yet.

Acid attacks on women by relatives are not rare in this provincial metropolis. In May, a young girl was injured when a masked man attacked her with acid in Lahore’s Green Town.

Maryam was coming back home from school when the motorcyclist threw acid on her and fled.

The federal government had introduced strict punishment for offenders involved in acid attacks a couple of years ago. But, it seemed women are still not safe. The latest attack comes as the new government pledges reform in the criminal justice system.