A youth committed suicide in the Balgatar area of the Kech district of Balochistan on Friday.
According to reports, a young man identified as Bazzo s/o Ali Baksh ended his life by hanging himself. However, the motive behind the incident remains unknown.
It is pertinent to mention that suicide rates have seen a surge in Balochistan in the last few years. Balgatar is considered one of the most underdeveloped towns in Balochistan and this is the second case of suicide reported from the same area within a week. Earlier, a girl named Zargul d/o Dostian ended her life.
Experts believe that the main reasons behind these suicide incidents are unemployment, inflation, family pressure, insurgency in Balochistan, and the counter-insurgency policies of the state — which include enforced disappearances and kill and dumps.