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Pakistan Game Show Gives Away Abandoned Babies to Boost Ratings
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| Friday 26 Jul 2013
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.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
Does the author of this suggest they should have left the child on the garbage pile?
posted on 07/26/2013 2:52:25 PM PDT
Although there is the possibility of these babies becoming free meat samples for Muslim pedophiles, some chance is better than no chance.
When considering a country as screwed up as Pakistan, this sort of makes sense.
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.
posted on 07/26/2013 3:31:22 PM PDT
(Democrats will give you the shirt off somebody elses back for a vote.)
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.
posted on 07/26/2013 3:45:01 PM PDT
the babies were not kidnapped nor stolen from their parents:
Kidnappings of babies
This refers to a letter by Mr Iftikhar Mirza Kidnappings of babies (March 26). I fully endorse the views of the learned writer. Abduction of new born babies from hospitals has become a lucrative business in the country.
Hospitals face unique challenges when it comes to preventing infant abduction. More or less the incidents of infant abduction occur in every part of the world.
In Pakistan news regarding kidnapping of newborn babies from hospitals also keep on appearing in the press from time to time. The crimes of kidnapping newborn babies from hospitals occur due to non-availability of standard security procedures for the protection of newborn babies in the hospital, lack of knowledge regarding infants security and negligence of hospital management. Similarly, the concerned hospital staffs also do not bother to educate newborns family regarding security precautions to be observed by them while the baby is left in the mothers room...
Kidnappings of babies
'Greedy relatives' kidnap two-month old baby!
Pakistani kidnap couple to apply for bail
Baby kidnap horror
posted on 07/26/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT
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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