In Pakistan, TV show gives away babies to win Ramadan ratings war – by David Woode

In Pakistan, TV show gives away babies to win Ramadan ratings war – by David Woode

TV show Amaan Ramazan is chasing the number one spot during the holy month

Editor’s note: The most unethical and bizarre TV show in history airs on Jang Media Group’s Geo TV. The argument that Geo and Amir Jihalat are not at fault since the program gets major ratings is absurd. If Geo would run child porn it would also get similar ratings. This is deplorable and demeaning to humanity. Amir Jihalat and his Geo bosses see nothing but money, whichever way they can find it. It is the job of the regulators like PEMRA to shut down such shows and channels. In human treatment and dehumanization of human offspring screams for action. Was there anyone to see to the health and general well being of the baby? Or do Geo and Amir Jihalat only care for the money. 
Controversial … TV show Amaan Ramazan is chasing the number one spot during the holy month
A PRIME-TIME telly show in Pakistan is giving away BABIES in a desperate bid to win the Ramadan ratings war.In Amaan Ramazan, host Aamir Liaquat Hussain has given two abandoned babies to childless couples so far during the holy month.During an episode last week, Hussain told the studio audience: “This is the beautiful girl who was thrown on pile of garbage by somebody. See how beautiful and innocent she is.”The baby was then handed over to a childless couple by Muhammad Ramzan Chhipa, who runs the Chhipa Welfare Association.The tearful wife described the child as a “gift of Ramadan” before her husband described their frustration at not being able to have children.Husband Riaz-ud-din said: “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.”


An abandoned baby is paraded on the show

Unusual … An abandoned baby is paraded on the show


Chhipa 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, don’t just leave them.”

He added that the couples had previously approached his organisation to adopt children but he did not go into details about the vetting process.

The show has been dubbed ‘the Islamic Price is Right’ and is this year’s offering from TV channel Geo News.

It boasts ‘soul-stirring experiences’ to ‘rub balm on the wounds’ of the downtrodden.

Other giveaways include plots of land, home-theatre systems, washing machines and computers.



The shows host Aamir Liaquat Hussain

Host … Aamir Liaquat Hussain


The battle for viewers is most intense during the holy month.

Last year, one programme featured the live conversion of a Hindu to Islam.

Another show, hosted by a model who posed naked for an Indian magazine, featured an exorcism.

Pakistan is considered a conservative Muslim country and children born out of wedlock are condemned.

The crime is punishable by death under strict interpretations of Islamic law, but hundreds of babies, especially girls, are abandoned every month.

And under Pakistani law, anyone found to have abandoned an infant will face seven years behind bars.

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2 responses to “In Pakistan, TV show gives away babies to win Ramadan ratings war – by David Woode”

  1. Bahot acha kam kar raha hai ye… Log apnai bachon ko kachray main penk daitay hain aur cheepa foundation osai ota kai kese ke good abad kar daitay hain. Ab ye kam enho nai es program kai zarye shoro kya. I think es main koye ghalat bath nahe hai. Har chez ko tanqeed nahe karna chahaye. Jo ghalat ho os ko ghalat kehna chaheye baqe ghalte har Insan sai hote hai… Hamen apne greban main daikna chaheye aur apne eslah karne chaheye. Thanks brothers.

  2. El seguro es imprescindible. Mo importa cuán buenos y reputados movers del piano son, siempre hay una posibilidad de da?o al mover un piano. Siempre es lo mejor para conseguir que asegurado. Empacadores reputado y los motores incluyen generalmente seguros en su paquete. Si no es así, no dude en pedir por favor.