Pakistani Talk Show Gives Away Abandoned Babies

"Amaan Ramazan," hosted by popular Pakistani talk-show host Aamir Liaquat Hussain, plans to give away more babies.

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    The baby give-away has been derided as a new low in a push for ratings.

    A Pakistani television show host gave away two abandoned babies on live television during this year's Ramadan, Reuters reported.

    The show, "Amaan Ramazan," hosted by popular Pakistani talk-show host Aamir Liaquat Hussain, usually gives away mobile phones and land deeds. But for Ramadan, when the show is in a ratings war with other talk shows, the host presented two families with abandoned babies.

    "If we didn't find this baby, a cat or a dog would have eaten it," Hussain proclaimed during a broadcast, Reuters reported.

    The newborns were rescued by the Chhipa Welfare Association, a Pakistani aid organization, which searches garbage dumps and other areas for discarded children, according to Reuters. The organization's head said potential parents had been vetted.

    Hussain has also made a call on his website for families to turn over their children directly to him.

    "If any family cannot afford to bring up their new born baby due to poverty or illness then instead of killing them, they should hand over the baby to Dr Aamir," a notice on his website reads.

    Hussain reportedly plans to give away a baby boy next.

    Many Pakistanis have been left disgusted with Hussain's antics on the show, Reuters said.