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Teenage Pakistani Actress Injured In Acid Attack

Pakistani police say a young actress has suffered burn injuries in an acid attack in the northwestern town of Nowshera.

Officials said the 18-year-old actress known as Bushra was attacked at her home in the early hours of June 22.

Bushra's family has filed a complaint against local drama producer Shaukat Khan over the incident.

Local police officer Behroz Khan told RFE/RL that police had issued an arrest warrant for Shaukat Khan.

The officer said Bushra's family claimed that there were ongoing disagreements between the actress and the producer over her unpaid wages.

Doctors treating Bushra at a Peshawar hospital said the actress had suffered burn injuries on her face and shoulder, but was in stable condition.

Based on reporting by AFP and RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

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