Journalist Mohammad Faheem Mughal who previously worked as a production operator for Express News committed suicide due to economic woes.
According to initial details, Mughal hung himself from a fan in his home.
It has come to light that Mughal had been laid off from his job and had been working as a Rickshaw driver to make ends meet. However, increasing petroleum prices and a strike by the Petroleum Dealer’s Association meant he couldn’t get fuel for his Rickshaw.
Sources have also revealed that Mughal had been under debt and was finding it difficult to pay it back resulting in his eventual suicide.
Mughal is survived by six children.
Journalist Humayoun Ahmed Khan tweeted: “Can’t help but feel heartbroken for the wife and kids of Faheem Mughal. They did not deserve this. And so didn’t poor Faheem. May ALLAH bless him with Jannah and may ALLAH ease his family’s hardships.”
Faheem’s death initiated a conversation about downsizing in news organisations that have laid off staff due to a financial crunch.