A popular Pakistani game show is now giving away abandoned babies as prizes.
Two baby girls have been given away to two couples, and a baby boy will soon be another jackpot on the show, which is broadcast live for seven hours a day during the month of Ramadan, CNN reported Tuesday.
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, host of a game show that’s been dubbed Pakistan’s version of The Price Is Right, defended the human prizes.
Hussain said,”For us Ramadan is a really special time so it’s really important to make people happy and reward them.”
Audience members win prizes for answering questions on the Quran.
“I was really shocked at first. I couldn’t believe we were being given this baby girl,” Suriya Bilqees said of a two-week-old infant she’s now caring for. “I was extremely happy.”
Another new mother gushed that her infant was a “gift of Ramadan,” the Mirror in London reported.
“These 14 years were full of hardships…but I remained patient and also asked my wife to be patient,” her husband, Riaz-ud-din said, the Mirror reported.
The babies were found by the Chhipa Welfare Association, a non-governmental organization.
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