hree people including two girls died when a family of five consumed toxic pills in an attempt to commit suicide on Wednesday in the Shahpur area of Lahore. Sources said that 40-year-old rickshaw driver Akbar took poisonous pills along with his wife and three daughters due to poverty. They were shifted to Jinnah Hospital where Akbar, 10-year-old Nazia and six-year-old were pronounced died while mother Muzamil and 14-year-old Beenish survived. Muzamil told DawnNews that they were upset because of financial difficulties and rising inflation and yesterday they had a quarrel over the issue after which they collectively decided to commit suicide. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif visited the family at Jinnah Hospital and expressed his regret over the incident. He announced one million rupees compensation for the family and said the Punjab government will bear all the expenses of education for the surviving child. — DawnNews
By: Dawn News