You should read this:
Read the interview. I always found Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy kind of grasping and interested more in promoting herself, but if I run across something she says about Pakistan and terrorism, I do read and listen.
I must mention that some people from my family made interesting comments relating to suicide/economic desperation way back in 1998 at the time of Pakistan's nuclear tests and the sanctions that resulted. I commented to a family member on the rise in suicides that were coming forward in the Metropolitan section of the city newspaper. My relative responded by saying that yep, suicides rise in times when money becomes really hard to come by. In my mind, I had a half formed thought (this was way back in 1998) about people using their suicides to kill other people, maybe even copying stories I heard about Pakistani soldiers in the Battle of Chawinda strapping dynamite under themselves and lying under tanks. I didn't air that little bleak thought back then, but God knows, it was interesting. Note to self: Must always air bleakest thought.
I actually have some stories on the economic devastation caused by the sanctions, but since the bleeding was more personal and locallly confined, nobody talks about it. I should come back to it someday. In the meantime, it was nice to see Mohsin Hamid's "Mothsmoke", and now Sharmeen Chinoy (dropping the Obaid, 3 names annoy me) talk about the correlation between economic devastation/the rise in suicides/the rise in suicidal behaviour.
You guys should really read what Ms Chinoy has written: