LAHORE - Child Protection Bureau (CPB) has received four abandon newborns from various hospitals and other areas of the provincial metropolis in last few days, TheNation has reliably leant here. Increasing incidents of parents leaving newborns at public sector hospitals have alarmingly raised among welfare organisations which termed the trend a serious social issue and threat to the survival of the society. A very regretful fact is that all the destitute are girl babies as the Assistant Director Headquarter CPB Ulfat Abbas told this scribe on telephone. He said that they had received a baby from General Hospital on last Tuesday and according to the hospital management after the birth the relatives and mother of the infant escaped from the scene. He shared that the documents, which was provided to the hospital, was proved fake after inquiry. He said the Ganga Ram Hospital had the same case last week. Abbas said that a six-month-old baby girl was received by CPB centre at Data Darbar. He said it might be a missing case but they had yet not received any claim. Another newborn girl baby was given to the CPB few days back by the Rescue 1122 team which found her near Manawan police station, he added. Commenting over the reasons behind these incidents, he said that there were certain reasons behind such incidents including poor economic conditions of the masses, unwanted and love babies. He said this rising trend was alarming, which could create many complications for the neglected babies as well as for the society. To a question of legal identification of these babies, Assistant Director CPB said their legal and religious aspects of such cases were under discussion with the Nadra. He said according to Punjab destitute and neglected children 2004, presiding officer of CPB can handover any baby to any suitable caretaker or institution. Abbas further informed TheNation that they have all the facilities with them for protection and nourishment of such babies. He said nurses and doctors were available at the centre and they had a primary school for the education of the children.