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Pakistan lauds filmmaker who won Oscar for acid attack documentary
ISLAMABAD (AP) ' Pakistan's prime minister has lauded Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for becoming the first filmmaker from the country to win an Oscar.
She received the award Monday for a documentary about female acid attack victims in Pakistan. She dedicated the prize to women in the country working for change.
The documentary "Saving Face" chronicles a British plastic surgeon who treated acid victims. It was co-directed by Daniel Junge.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the government would grant Chinoy a civil award.
Mistreatment of women is widespread in Pakistan, a conservative Muslim country where many people are poor and lack basic education.
The media frequently reports acid attacks by husbands angry at their wives or young men spurned by women.