The recent suicide attempt by a resident of Surjani town in Pakistan has once again highlighted the severe economic hardships faced by many in the country due to rising inflation and unemployment. The man, who was the sole breadwinner in his family, had been struggling to make ends meet and provide for his wife and two young daughters. The frustration and hopelessness of his situation forced him to take drastic action and attempt suicide with his family.
The tragic incident took the life of the man’s two-year-old daughter, and the rest of the family was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in critical condition. The couple ingested Copper Sulphate, a poisonous substance, after giving it to their children, according to Karachi Police Surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed Tariq.The cause of the suicide attempt was attributed to joblessness and the inability to make ends meet.
The incident has drawn attention to the dire economic situation faced by many families in Pakistan, particularly those in lower-income groups. The country has been grappling with high inflation rates, with the cost of necessities such as food and fuel skyrocketing in recent months. Unemployment rates are also high, leaving many families struggling to make ends meet.
The tragic suicide attempt highlights the urgent need for action to address the economic challenges faced by many families in Pakistan. The government and policymakers must take concrete steps to tackle inflation and create more job opportunities to alleviate the suffering of millions of people across the country.
In addition to the economic challenges, the incident also raises concerns about the mental health and well-being of individuals facing extreme financial hardships. The government must also prioritize mental health services and support for individuals and families facing such difficult situations.
The incident in Surjani town is a reminder of the urgent need for collective action to address the economic and social challenges facing many communities in Pakistan. Policymakers, civil society organizations, and individuals must work together to address these issues and create a more equitable and just society where everyone can thrive and live a dignified life.