Textbooks are essential for providing education to the students. However, because of their non-availability in Balochistan, different kinds of problems are cropping up. The students as well as their parents are running after book stalls, but in vain. Textbooks are not available anywhere in the city. 

Above all, the academic session has already started, which is adding to the burden of the students. Unfortunately, a majority of the published textbooks are full of factual inaccuracies, spelling mistakes, and wrong statistics. Students resort to cheating methods because of the shortage of textbooks as well. I request the Balochistan Textbook Board to ensure that textbooks are provided on time. 

FIDA ZAMAN, 

Kech, September 19.