KARACHI: Khalid Mehmood, who set himself on fire outside Karachi Press Club on last Wednesday, has died here, SAMAA reported on Tuesday.
Mehmood died at civil hospital today after remaining in a critical condition for five days.
Poverty and joblessness hit Mehmood owed money to the men, Aslam and Razzaq. Mehmood, wasn’t poor, but belonged to a middle-income family and had recently moved back to Karachi from Dubai.
He had borrowed money from Aslam and Razzak and was supposed to pay them back in installments with an interest of over a million rupees. However, the failure to pay off the hefty amount led the desperate man to set himself on fire.
Family of the deceased man told media that Mehmood was worried but they didn’t know that he would attempt self immolation. SAMAA