News of child-kidnapping have been doing rounds in Turbat for a month, but these are actually false tidings. The information is hearsay, and no single police report has been penned down regarding the kidnappings. Because of these false news, the children in Turbat are afraid of going outside, including schools. The children are greatly disturbed and the situation is also affecting their education. 

I request the residents of Turbat not to spread such hearsay. 

ATIQ ALI JAN, 

Balochistan, September 2.