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Pakistani Actor Commits Suicide Amid Financial Constraints

Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicides are preventable with timely, evidence-based, and often low-cost interventions. For national responses to be effective, a comprehensive multisectoral suicide prevention strategy is needed. 

The pandemic of COVID-19 is hitting hard on media-men alongside disturbing the other areas of work. Stage actor Azam Rahi Alias Bhola Mughal, disillusioned with the economic situation, attempted suicide by setting himself ablaze.

He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition but could not recover. In a video that went viral on social media, it can be seen that the stage actor Azam Rahi Alias Bhola Mughal comes out of the room with a petrol bottle in his hand and sits on a chair and immediately after finishing the cigarette lit in his hand, sprays petrol on himself and sets himself on fire.

Seeing the flames in the house, the people in the house started screaming and tried to extinguish the fire. Azam Rahi was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but could not recover. The stage performer set himself on fire allegedly due to financial constraints.

Azam Rahi who had been working in the industry for eight years was jobless for a long time. He committed suicide on Saturday as police reached his house in Mughalpura and started their investigation.

Suicidal ideation is a mental illness. When a person goes home in various troubles, he often sees the last hope of his life disappear. Usually, it is only then that a person takes a step like suicide.

The most common causes of suicide are poverty, unemployment, domestic violence, harsh parenting, failing exams, not getting married according to one’s choice, and mental illness.

Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicides are preventable with timely, evidence-based, and often low-cost interventions. For national responses to be effective, a comprehensive multisectoral suicide prevention strategy is needed.

Between 15 to 35 people end their lives in Pakistan every day. Suicide is a personal decision of any person, yet the government should take steps to prevent it.

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