These two politicians talked about suicide as a joke. In this day and age when mental health is such a serious issue, can one be this careless with their words?
Marriyum Aurangzeb said to press that: “Imran Khan had said he wouldn’t go to the IMF… but after the agreement that was finalised yesterday I think it would have been best if Imran Khan had committed suicide.”
Bilawal Bhutto followed suit.
So who’s got our PM on suicide watch then? #PTIMF
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 13, 2019
Suicide should not be the solution if you need to mock someone. It should be the last thing one should say. It can sound extremely insensitive to people who actually deal with this dilemma. Mental health is a big issue across Pakistan since decades.
Instead of speaking up against suicide, people are joking about it. How will it bring any positive change? We wonder.