Inflation, unemployment drives media worker to suicide in Karachi

He is survived by a widow and six children.

KARACHI: Unemployment and inflation drove a former media worker, Fahim Mughal, to commit suicide in Karachi, the police said on Friday.

According to the police, Fahim Mughal, a father of six children, took the extreme step as he was deeply dejected at his failure to find work and feed his starving children.

The police said journalist Fahim Mughal was fired from a Express newspaper a few months ago. After being fired from the company, the deceased took a loan of Rs60,000 and started driving a rickshaw to meet the expenses of his family.

However, the deceased was mentally disturbed due to rising inflation and increasing petrol prices. The deceased media worker had requested a job in his recent post on the social networking site, Facebook, but got no positive response. The situation forced Fahim Mughal to commit suicide.

Journalist Syed Sibte Hassan shared a video of deceased’s children on his Twitter account. “I can’t share the whole video because it’s very painful. Look at the eyes of this little girl & listen what she is saying:”

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