'When I saw my new nose I just wept and wept': Teenage bride who had nose hacked off...
A Pakistani woman has been given a new nose more than 32 years after she was attacked by her razor-wielding husband. Allah Rakhi, 48, has spoken out after successfully undergoing an operation to replace her nose, which was sliced off when she was just 16.
Forced into a brutal marriage while still a teenager, Allah eventually fled the marital home - but her husband caught her and mutilated her in a fit of rage.
The issue of female mutilation was highlighted last week when the plight of Afghan teenager Aesha Mohammadzai - who also had her nose cut off - made international headlines.
Allah's successful operation at a Pakistan hospital was carried out with the help of the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF).
‘When I found out I had to live the rest of my life without a nose I wanted to die,’ Allah said.
‘I couldn’t imagine it. But now I am so happy. When I saw my new nose I just wept and wept.’
Allah was just a teenager when she married farmer Gulam Abbas, who was the same age, as part of an arranged marriage.