Pakistani game show giving away babies as prizes
"Aman Ramazan," a Pakistani game show said to be similar to "The Price is Right," is heading into bizarre territory by giving away abandoned babies as prizes to contestants, reports CNN. The show awards contestants for answering questions regarding the Quran, but the prizes are usually laptops and, you know, not human beings.
Host Aamir Liaquat Hussain has already given away two baby girls to two surprised couples on the show, and is expected to hand over a baby boy to another family this week, during the Islamic observance of Ramadan.
"I was really shocked at first. I couldn't believe we were being given this baby girl," said new mother Suriya Bilqees. "I was extremely happy."
The arrangement isn't quite as shocking as it appears to be on TV. CNN reports that the babies are introduced to the couples by an NGO, the Chhipa Welfare Association, which works with the show behind the scenes: