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07.31.13

Babies Given Away on TV Show

Pakistani program presents babies to unsuspecting couples.

Winning puppies? Maybe. Winning babies? No way. A primetime game show in Pakistan, which runs for seven hours a day during the month of Ramadan, gave away baby girls to couples during the show. One of the new, surprised mothers said, “I was really shocked at first. I couldn’t believe we were being given this baby girl.” The show is lined up to give away a baby boy within the next few days. “At Christmas there's Santa Claus to give everyone gifts, it's important for Christians. For us, Ramadan is a really special time, so it's really important to make people happy and reward them,” says the controversial show’s host, Aamir Liaquat Hussain. We’re all for winning a little cash on a game show, but having a baby dropped on your plate is a whole different story.