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Expat Sells Kidney to Pay Off Debt
Saudi Gazette ^ | Thursday, 15 May 2014

Posted on 05/15/2014 10:40:30 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A Saudi-born Pakistani national has offered his kidney for sale to pay off a SR 30,000 debt and avoid a court case which his debtor threatened to file, Al-Hayat daily reported on Wednesday.

Majed Nawwaz said an Indian resident offered him a deal seven years ago to partner with him and buy a large quantity of barley as its prices were expected to increase.

The Indian partner also told him that he would sell the barley to a prominent store in Jeddah when prices increase and make a good profit. Nawwaz borrowed SR30,000 for the deal and handed the money to his Indian partner.

When they purchased the barley, they could not find a place to store the stock. The Indian suggested that he could store it in the warehouse where he worked and Nawwaz agreed.

Nawwaz said two weeks later, the Indian sold the barley to the store, collected the money and left the country on an exit-only visa.

He tried to contact his partner on his phone numbers in India but could not reach him.

The debtor in turn said he will grant Nawwaz a three-month period to pay off his debt; otherwise he will file a court case against him.

Nawwaz then approached King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah to donate his kidney. The hospital's spokesman, Najeeb Yamani, told him the hospital would receive a reward of SR50,000 for donating his kidney.

Najeeb added that the payment would be made through the donation center and that payments are made to encourage people to donate their kidneys and other body organs to save lives of people who are in need of emergency transplants.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: finance; pakistan; saudiarabia

1 posted on 05/15/2014 10:40:30 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That took a lot of stones.

2 posted on 05/15/2014 10:42:53 AM PDT by AU72
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