Thursday, June 17, 2010
Poverty claims two more lives LAHORE: Unable to cope with miserable living conditions, two people committed suicide in Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in separate incidents on Thursday. According to a private television channel, Shabbir – who hailed from Lahore – was working for a private company in AJK’s Kotli area. On Thursday, when he did not show up for work, his work colleagues began searching for him with the help of police. When they reached the house where Shabbir had rented a room, they found his body hanging from a fan, the channel reported. According to police, he was a resident of Muhallah Shalimar Road in the Chahmeran area, Lahore, the channel reported. Separately, a man committed suicide in the provincial metropolis’ Ravi Road area after failing to get rid of outstanding loans. Twenty-five-year-old Nadeem – a resident of Sadique colony – who worked as a commission agent at a vegetable market had borrowed money from several people. Nadeem had to face a number of financial losses due to which he had been unable to return the money he had loaned. After being increasingly harassed by the people he owed money to, Nadeem hanged himself, seeing it as the only solution. The deceased, who was an orphan, was supporting four younger brothers and sisters.