Review on epidemiology of suicide and its preventive legal implications in Islam and Pakistani laws
Afzal, M. & Bhatti, S.H.
The scientific understanding of suicide has come a long way over the past few decades. Therefore, the legal systems in Pakistan must close the gap between law and science research into suicide has made significant progress in the last few decades due to this exact factor that influences to commit suicide is difficult to judge. Pakistan is a Muslim country where suicide and suicide attempts are punishable by law. Islam does not have any explicit principles against suicide attempts, despite having strong religious sanctions against suicide. Several important aspects of suicide are discussed in this article, such as the latest findings in the field of epidemiology. The key goals of this review article are to identify the causes of suicide and enhance readers’ understanding as regard of the legal system in Pakistan. This study aimed to examine, with a particular emphasis on Pakistan, the implications of suicide prevention legislation under both statute and Islamic law.