A retired worker of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor of Karachi’s Civic Center on Monday, police said.
Iqbal Ali, a resident of Mansehra Colony in the Quaidabad area, retired from the KMC in 1999. He had not received his pension for several months, an administrative official told. The motive behind the suicide is unclear.
However, Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra claimed the pensioner had not committed suicide due to non-payment of pension as his pension payments had been cleared.
According to KMC officials, cheques worth Rs 740 million have been readied for 1,330 workers on the orders of the Sindh High Court. However, the workers have not been paid due to limited funds available with the KMC.