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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has formed a four-member committee to look into the causes of growing suicide cases in Chitral district.

An official order issued from the directorate general of health on Wednesday said that consequent upon several suicidal deaths in Chitral district, a committee had been formed to see the main factors involved in the suicide incidence and conduct psychotherapy of those with suicidal tendency and submit a report as soon as possible.

The committee would be headed by Dr Asmatullah, director admin of DGHS, and district health officer Chitral, and two deputy directors of the pshyo-social programme of the DGHS office would be its members.

Chitral district has been in the headlines due to growing number of number of suicide cases, majority of them women.

At least seven cases of suicides have been reported since Aug 6 alone from across the district.

Published in Dawn, August 30th, 2018