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Ramadan rating? Geo TV’s Aamir Liaquat Hussain giving away babies in his prime-time show

July 26, 2013 at 2:00 am | News Desk

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ISLAMABAD: In a battle of television rating during Ramadan, Pakistan prominent television Geo giving away abandoned babies to childless couples during its prime-time show.

The country’s most controversial presenter Aamir Liaquat Hussain has presented two babies to childless couples so far during Islam’s holy month.

His show’s heady mix of charity, piety and kitsch has made it a hit with viewers but also attracted accusations that he is using religion to generate headlines.

Hussain shocked the studio audience by promising the gift of a baby. “This is the beautiful girl who was thrown on a pile of garbage by somebody. See how beautiful and innocent she is,” Gulf News quoted him as saying while showing a baby girl to the camera.

The tearful woman who got the baby wife described the child as a “gift of Ramadan”.

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