During World War-II, it was observed that thousands of Rats in Britain committed "Mass Suicide" by jumping in the sea. The researchers observed that this madness stemmed from the hunger prevalent during the war period resulting in a beastly behavior by the healthy rats who went after the weak ones to eat them for their own survival. This forced the majority of weak rats to run away from them to save their lives but eventually dying the other way. Are we not witness to the same situation in Pakistan whereas the ruling class (healthy rats) are doing all they can to eliminate the poor (weak rats) thus forcing many to commit suicide because of these atrocities. DR. IRFAN ZAFAR, Islamabad, June 20.