Lahore is witnessing an alarming increase in child abductions as another teenage kid was kidnapped from Samanabad area of the city the other day.
13-year-old Amman Qamar went missing after he left his house on a motorcycle but did not return. His cell phone is also unreachable.
Parents of the abducted boy have submitted an application in the Samanabad Police Station.
Officials say efforts are being made to trace the boy.
Earlier, a three-year-old girl was also found missing from Anarkali area. The girl, Jannat Hayat, had gone shopping with her father, police said.
A wave of anxiety has gripped the region following the kidnapping of 600 children from Lahore and other parts of Punjab within a short span of time.
The Supreme Court (SC) is currently hearing a suo motu case with regard to a surge in incidents of child kidnapping the province.
More than a dozen children were reported missing from Badami Bagh alone, in the past few months.
The police, meanwhile, maintain that not all of the missing children were kidnapped.
Additional Inspector General (AIG) Shahzada Sultan, citing statistics, had said that during 2015 kidnapping cases of 1,134 children were registered in Punjab, of whom 1,093 were recovered.
“This year, 681 cases have been registered, while 640 children have already been recovered,” he stated.