Acid Survivors Foundation can only guarantee the relevance of its data and the ones stated in ASF statistics but does not give any guarantee of any kind for whatever is published in various articles, books, magasines, etc… as :
- mistakes do occur frequently in the journalists statements
- some organisations do not necessarily follow a protocol of verification and liaison for notification/identification/tracing of acid attacks, do not necessary have reliable sources of information.
The figures of 8886 acid survivors since 1994 in Pakistan, is not an information that we will validate for the time being as it does not correspond to any data we came across so far. If any such new data is available, we would study it and of course would uodate ours accordingly and disseminate the information,
VKY, ASF Chairperson.