Mehmood Ahmed painting
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Pakistan policeman uses paintbrush to fight crimes against women

As a police officer in Islamabad, Mehmood Ahmed has witnessed how women in Pakistan are often the victims of grave social injustices from forced marriages to acid-throwings and so-called honour killings.

Frustrated at his inability to always deliver justice to the victims of such crimes - and with no official stress management programme available to him through the police force - Mehmood has turned to painting scenes of such cruelty against women as a form of therapy which will also draw the public's attention to the plight of female victims in Pakistan.

Sabin Agha reports.

  • 11 Sep 2012
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