Mamoona is an intelligent student with high ambitions. She wanted to touch the sky and break the barriers that would normally restrict a young Muslim girl in the conservative society she was raised in.
This was halted in its track in 8th class when an incident caused Mamoona to suffer in the most horrific way. Mamoona’s brother had been involved in a fight with the local boys. After a few days on the night of 14th August Mamoona and her brother had walked into town to buy bounties and a flag of Pakistan from the local market. The boys were ready and waiting on the way and started to heckle the young siblings.
As she turned, one of the boys took out a bottle and threw liquid on her face. The shock of what was going on took a while to settle in. She was burning, and the sensation was not subsiding. It was acid.
Mamoona suffered 3rd degree burns on her face, neck and arms and lost an eye. She was registered with End Acid Attack Partners in 2012 and after having undergone numerous checkups and surgeries, is now on a road to recovery. Along with medical treatment EAAP has also supported Mamoona in completing her studies. She has passed the matriculation examination and has also completed a computer course. EAAP arranged for a placement at a hospital in Karachi to become a qualified nurse and she has recently passed the nursing course.