Karachi: Suicide cases on the rise
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Monday, an increase in incidents of suicides was witnessed during the first six months of the current year as compared to the corresponding period of the last year, official statistics show. According to the data compiled by the capital city police, a rise of well over 100 per cent was witnessed in suicide cases between January 1 and June 30, 2010, with 43 suicide cases being registered by the police during this period. However, in the corresponding period of 2009 a total of 18 suicide cases were registered by the police. Similarly, at least 18 cases of attempt to commit suicide were registered during the said period of 2010 while during the corresponding period of the past year 10 cases of attempted suicide were registered by the police, the data shows. However, experts believe that the real figures would be around two to three times higher.