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346 suicide cases reported in Malakand division

In the last eight months, 346 people have committed suicide in seven districts of Malakand division, according to police sources.

Swat had the highest number of suicides with 222 cases being reported in the last eight months. While 73 people committed suicide in Buner, 26 in Shangla, 15 in Lower Dir and nine in Chitral, police sources said.

Further, the police sources said that one case was reported in Upper Dir, while 33 people were reported to have committed suicide in the Mitta district.

Police said that domestic issues and unemployment were mainly the reasons behind the suicides. Last month, the KP government had sprung into action after an increase in the number of suicide cases in Chitral.

The provincial government had decided to form a committee to investigate the matter. Chitral district nazim Maghfirat Shah said, during the last six months, more than 12 people reportedly committed suicide. –The Nation

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