Who Wants to Win a Baby?

After you marry that millionaire (whom you got from "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" TV Show), it's entirely logical to start your family with yet another quiz show. Enter this TV game show from Pakistan, where you can ... that's right, win a baby:

TV host Aamir Liaquat Hussain presented baby girls to two unsuspecting couples during his show, which is broadcast live for seven hours a day during the month of Ramadan. "I was really shocked at first. I couldn't believe we were being given this baby girl," said Suriya Bilqees, now a mother of a two-week old. "I was extremely happy."

Another baby, a boy, is due to be given to another couple at some point in the coming 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," said Hussain.

His show -- Aman Ramazan -- has been dubbed Pakistan's version of The Price Is Right, with members of the 500-strong audience receiving prizes in exchange for answering questions on the Quran.

The giveaway bonanza includes motorbikes, microwave ovens, washing machines and fridges. He also cooks while men sing Islamic hymns and discusses religion with children in a garden full of rabbits, snakes and goats.

The baby, if you must know, has been abandoned by its birth parents and the "winners" have been fully vetted in an adoption process. They just didn't know that they were going to "win" the baby in a game show.

Read the full story and video clip over at this post by Saima Mohsin and Katie Hunt at CNN: Link - Thanks Tiffany!

Is it wrong to give away a baby as a prize, even if it means giving that baby (who was abandoned to die) a chance at a good life?




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