Skip to comments.Pakistan Game Show Gives Away Abandoned Babies to Boost Ratings
Posted on 07/26/2013 2:46:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A prime time game show shocked audiences when a presenter gave away abandoned babies in a bid to boost ratings.
Aamir Liaquat, host of Pakistans Amaan Ramazan, has so far given two babies to childless couples on the show during the month of Ramadan.
Holding the child in his arms on the show he said: This is the beautiful girl who was thrown on a pile of garbage by somebody.
See how beautiful and innocent she is.
The child was then handed to Riaz-ud-din and his wife by the head of the Chhipa (CORR) Welfare Association, which rescues abandoned babies.
The tearful wife described the child as a gift of Ramadan.
Her husband added: These 14 years were full of hardships, people asked to go for second marriage but I remained patient and also asked my wife to be patient.
Mr Ramzan Chhipa, who runs the welfare association, said: We have lots of babies that are just abandoned, left in the garbage or other dirty places.
Often we just find the bodies so our message that we make is to tell people to bring their babies to us, dont just leave them.
Pakistans raucous talk shows are reportedly notorious for generating controversy.
It is believed the battle between television stations in the country is most intense during the month of Ramadan, when ratings traditionally fall.
Does the author of this suggest they should have left the child on the garbage pile?
This sounds like it is giving the babies more of a chance at a family life. If it works, then good for Pakistan for doing it. The couples who cannot have children will be blessed.
Just what kind of people leave babies on garbage heaps? This sounds like it is done on a regular basis.
Given the horrible treatment of girls under Islam and that religion’s bias against adoption, it is a blessing that this little girl was given to a family that wanted her.
Quaint native customs on display. Customs that such people bring with them and pass on to their children when they immigrate to the west without wanting to assimilate.
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