Pakistan Burn Victims by Katherine Kiviat

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Saira Liaquat, 22 yrs, working on a clients hair at the Depilex Beauty Salon in Lahore, Pakistan.  Saira both received beauty school training and cosmetic surgeries from the Depilex Smile Again program.  There are presently over 300 cases of burn victims registered in Pakistan.  Most victims are between the ages of 14 - 25 years old.  Motives vary,  but are most frequently obsession, jealousy, suspected infidelity, husband wanting to re-marry, sexual non-cooperation.  The face and genitalia are the areas most generally targeted, those guaranteeing complete disfiguration.