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Actress in critical condition after acid attack in Pakistan

From Zahir Shah Sherazi, For CNN
updated 9:00 PM EDT, Mon June 24, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Brother of alleged victim says attack happened at family home
  • Actress suffered burns to her face, leg, arm and eye

(CNN) -- A young Pakistani actress was in critical condition Sunday after a man threw acid on her face while she was sleeping, her brother said.

The alleged attack on 18-year-old Bushra Waiz happened early Saturday at the family home in Nowshera, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Akhtar Waiz told CNN his family was asleep in the courtyard when a man burst in and threw acid on his sister.

Bushra Waiz, who is also known as Shazia Aziz, is a Pashto-language singer, actress and theater artist.

She suffered burns to the right side of her face. Doctors said her right leg, arm and eye were also injured.

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