It was expected that Sindh government would take certain measures to address the issue in the light of SMHA’s Psychological Autopsy Report, but alas no concrete measures have been taken yet.
From very earlier the suicide incidents are occurring in Tharparkar, but for about last two three years a huge increase has been noticed in these incidents. Every year in Mirpurkhas division and particularly in Thar, reportedly, more than five hundred people commit suicide. This include the people of both genders and from every age. People who are suffering from various social, cultural, economic and mental problems, are said to have been committing the suicide, being an easy path to get rid of their sufferings.
In this regard, the concerned authorities have no empathy toward these suffering souls which eventually lead them to take their own life. Now it has become a social curse and crime which is taking the life of individuals rampantly. So, the Sindh government and its Health department have to take measures in order to stop this scourge.
Last year, Sindh Mental Health Authority (SMHA) had conducted Psychological Autopsy of over thirty suicide cases and later released a detailed report according to which the people in Thar had been suffering from various social, cultural, economic and mental problems. It was expected that the government of Sindh would take certain measures to address the serious issue of committing suicides in the light of SMHA report, but alas no concrete measures have been taken yet and the poor people continue to end their life.
Islamkot, Tharparkar Sindh