ISLAMABAD: Pakistani television is screening what many call its most controversial content yet in a ruthless quest for ratings: a talk-show host who gives away babies live on air.

A charismatic TV host criticized for giving out babies to childless couples live on prime-time Pakistani television denies he is openly seeking top ratings and insists he is spreading charity.

Amir Liaquat Hussain, one of the biggest stars on Pakistani TV, spoke to AFP amidst further criticism.

Hussain broadcasts a marathon 12-hour show each day during the holy month of Ramazan, watched by millions of viewers across Pakistan. He enthralls his audience with celebrity interviews, game shows, lucky draws and by providing in-studio meals to the needy. The area where his studio is located is jammed to the hilt with traffic every day, owing to the large numbers of the needy that flock to his live show in the hopes of receiving a prize that could in some way change their lives for the better.

On two consecutive weeks in the past however, he managed to equally mesmerize and horrify viewers by handing out baby girls to two childless couples on his show.

The ensuing international media coverage and public criticism has seen him strongly deny that he is pulling out all the stops to maximize ratings in a competitive Ramazan TV market.

“It is not like parents come in the show, and (we) deliver the baby like a prize. What prize? It is rubbish to say ‘who wants to win a baby’?” he told AFP on the sidelines of his chat show.

Hussain insists that the two couples were pre-screened for their suitability as parents, and claims he is right to find good homes for abandoned babies in a country where laws of adoption are not very widely publicized.

“We are trying to create an environment in the society for those people who are needy and want to adopt babies,” Hussain said.

Chhipa Welfare Association, the local charity that was involved in the screening process that took place before the babies were handed over, told AFP it took part in this particular process in order to discourage women from abandoning unwanted children and men from divorcing their wives because they cannot give birth.

“We give adoption to these couples only on merit basis,” said Ramzan Chippa, head of Chhipa Welfare Association. He insisted both couples had been screened and went on the show expecting to return as parents. A third baby is expected to be handed over in the coming days, he told AFP.

“It is not ‘you answer a question on a show and you get a baby’. This is false!” he said.

One of the couples claims to have married about 15 years ago but remained childless. They told AFP they registered with Chhipa and were interviewed by the charity earlier this month, before being asked to appear on the show by the TV programme.

The organization has a large fleet of ambulances, spread over Chhipa Ambulance Emergency Centers that are present in prominent places of Karachi, on numerous roundabouts and near Government Hospitals. Chhipa is known for the large throngs of people that line about by the side of busy traffic roads at Chhipa Emergency Centers or stalls, waiting to be fed by Chhipa Social Workers each day.

“I cannot express in words our happiness, there was a great void in our life and that is filled by having this baby,” said the father, Said Zulfiqar Hussain, a policeman from Karachi.

The mother, Sureya Bilqees, who dreams her daughter will grow up and join the army, declares her child is the “future of Pakistan”.

Hussain, a former state minister for Religious affairs who has been presenting since before 2007, is no stranger to controversy.

In 2008, guests invited to his show said that Ahmadis should be killed. Two well-known Ahmadis were subsequently killed, although there was no evidence linking their murders to Hussain’s show.

In 2011, a controversial behind-the-scenes video was released via social media showing the presenter using vulgar language and speaking crassly with his companions, during different instances of his show.

He was unable to authenticate an alleged degree in Islamic Studies from a college in Spain, where he claims to have received his education. He also insists on having a diploma from a medical college in Pakistan.

After Television was liberalized during Musharraf’s era (1999-2008), there has been constant debate about media ethics and the continuously blurring line between entertainment and religion.

Tauseef Ahmed Khan, chairman of the mass communication department at the Federal Urdu University, said the baby give-away had taken controversy to a new level.

“Unfortunately, they have adopted the role of reformers, whereas they are entertainers,” he told AFP.

But perhaps the most perplexing part of all is the mixed reactions Hussain’s show has garnered from audiences across the country. While people are clearly horrified on the one hand regarding the welfare of these infants and the direction in which this show is heading, on the other they feel compelled to watch his show every day; leading to the private TV channel that hosts his show to claim to have broken all records ever since it started broadcasting.

This claim is backed by huge billboards plastered with Hussain’s face and media vans that are painted with the colors of the show, declaring its place as number one in the TV rankings.

As Hussain puts it, “People love me, and that is why they watch me.”

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Gerry D'Cunha
August 2, 2013 12:30 pm

aamir liaquat is a 'hiprocrate' watch his real character on youtube using 'abusive language' and as the writer correctly mentioned Since then, his university degree has been exposed as a fake and a video showing him making crude jokes with clerics between takes of his show has leaked onto YouTube.

Waheed Zafar
August 2, 2013 12:49 pm

It's amazing how frequently we achieve new "lows" in morals & ethical values.

Shame on CHIPPA & Shame on Aamir Liquat

Anees
August 2, 2013 1:26 pm

good job by Lota..

Rehan
August 2, 2013 1:40 pm

Awful!!

ijaz
August 2, 2013 2:02 pm

It really says something when babies are given on a TV show like motor cycles and washing machines. It is totally degrading to the child, the adopting couple and indeed the audience who are subjected to this tamasha.

We all know that this man Aamir Liaqaut has no shame. It appears the producers and senior management at Geo are also be-ghairat!

I have no doubt that the couple adopting will provide a good and loving home - but this is no way to handle a sensitive subject.

Observer
August 2, 2013 2:22 pm

Shame! Sheer shame. Its a shame these rating hungry cannibals have no shame.

Sali
August 2, 2013 2:23 pm

Sheningans of the morally right. This man is despicable. There is a proper way and procedure for adoption to protect adoptee and adopter. He is trying to make profit out of miseries of others. What does he say on air? "Yeh bacha app ka howa "?

Ali S
August 2, 2013 2:27 pm

This is exactly the kind of stuff that PEMRA should be working to prevent, instead of getting offended by a corny condom ad. And even if we do believe that Aamir Liaquat is supposedly giving away the babies with good intentions, at least he should not have told millions on national TV that the babies were found on a garbage dump - it was extremely irresponsible, and the stigma of it will be attached with the child and the family for a very long time.

Tahir
August 2, 2013 2:49 pm

While the controversy is a never ending story and the line between right and wrong or moral and immoral is becoming thinner, there a darker side of the picture and that is the deteriorating condition of a common man in terms of both social and economical aspects.

Jimmy Butt
August 2, 2013 3:01 pm

Aamer has gift of the gab, I must handover this to him. Beyond this, to me, he stands pretty ordinaroy who plays on the emotions of poor, vulnerable, and wanna be tv stars. Adoption is a sophisticated, sensitive, and complicated process. There could be a number of reasons for couples to raise someone's child and these reasons must be investigated thoroughly by those who are trained in this profession. I for one cannot condone this act and request PEMRA to take notice of this and put an end to this.

dan
August 2, 2013 3:58 pm

A thought....shaitan sometimes makes you do good deeds to prevent you from doing your best, he lets you be satisfied by eating the low hanging fruit, yet you could have climbed the tree. Islam has become big business....and the verse in Quran says"you sell your deen for minute worldly gains" so dear readers and watchers...if the shoe fits.....

maznani
August 2, 2013 4:15 pm

Islam is not that to quest for the TV ratings....I fail to understand why such shows are getting importance where as the basic philosophy of the Islam is otherwise....all the same can be done not necessarily through on live TV shows....Have u ever seen same shows in any of the other Islamic country?? For God sake stop this...

Chandio
August 2, 2013 4:46 pm

no need to watch such circus players

QuaziModo
August 2, 2013 4:48 pm

He has hugged singer, danced with a snake around his neck, blown kisses to female audience, and now giving away babies!! ... and all this in a live Ramadhan show!!!. Pakistan TV media (and cultural silence of the folks) has hit a new low!

Akram
August 2, 2013 4:55 pm

this is utterly appalling, the manner to which these people will stoop to get ratings. The babies should get the chance to be put up for adoption properly, not like some give-away prize. the game-show concept is wrong. If it was a documentary which followed people wanting to adopt that would be better and more tasteful manner to give these children new homes.

M. Rahman
August 2, 2013 4:57 pm

This is not surprising. What is surprising is that despite widespread condemnation of this controversial self-proclaimed doctor by the general public for last many years, there is a non-stop push from the media group who supports him. There is a barrage of advertisements making him seem like a pious & larger than life personality, which unfortunately he is not.

Umer
August 2, 2013 5:11 pm

as much as he portrays himself as a saint, he is a total drama. using babies as instruments for his channel's and his own popularity isn't the greatest thing to do... he was also quoted on CNN as people calling him Santa Clause!! come on!!

Farhat
August 2, 2013 5:46 pm

It is sad for me to think of this so called prestigious and islamic figure of Pakistan's entertainment industry to do such acts which by shariaa law is not right. Adopting babies or children of any age is not an issue, the issue is that these men who are adopting girls will be/are non-mahram to these girls...Instead of spreading awareness or education he is spreading his popularity. Unfortunately people think that he doing such "nayki"...May Allah (swt) reward him and others for all the good deeds they are doing. But on the other hand it is our responsibility to seek guidance and knowledge from our religion. I still think that these morning shows, ramadan shows, and other talk shows are all about their popularity and immature behavior.

Goga Nalaik
August 2, 2013 5:54 pm

I don't love and I DON'T watch him

Abdul Malik
August 2, 2013 6:09 pm

Hussain bags are full of various controversies. His educational qualification, his vulgar language (which has more than ample audio video proof) are all marred with controversies. Why would someone with a little common sense would even think of loving a person like Amir Liaquat Hussain.

imran
August 2, 2013 6:29 pm

I hate you Amir Rukh khan.

naghman qureshi
August 2, 2013 6:29 pm

no wonder the pakistan is in trouble when people like this fraud are considered an asset.

Khan
August 2, 2013 6:29 pm

Well, people please be careful with this person. The all good talk.....its about money........

Hasnain Haque
August 2, 2013 6:32 pm

Nothing surprises me about Pakistan, the country has sunk so low now that therte is no shame left in anyone in Pakistan.

Mohammad Khokhar
August 2, 2013 6:35 pm

I wonder whenever someone try to do some good things, we just start blaming and criticizing him/her. I ask this question with myself and the only reason I can give to this foolish criticizing and negative attitude, that because we can’t do good so we can’t let other do it too. We just like to start negative propaganda against anyone who bring Practical Islam in front of us. Mr. Liaquat keep doing your show and keep showing the mirror to people, It is a good cause and my prayers are with you. This is what is Islam for help by all means.

shahzad
August 2, 2013 6:37 pm

Day by day Pakistani Muslim Society falling in the shameless circumstances. Channels shining their shop of charities and proving they are most kind, beneficial to the people of pakistan, although, nothing like this, they are leading people to the beggers and chances. sensless and greedey people also big cause to make popular these programms and their hosts

Irfan
August 2, 2013 6:38 pm

He is dreamining! The guy has no faith and respect for anyone. He is a BIG BLUF!!!

Aamir Ghaznavi
August 2, 2013 6:41 pm

"People love me" says Amir Liaquat.....well, they must be insane.

Bilal
August 2, 2013 6:53 pm

people sure love you, the includes the one who pays your salary and the other one is your producer who I am sure like you, have no morality. you are a fake, a media clown, swing it all you like, you are still a well pampered trash, in the society of Jahileen, you are at the top, Sire !!

A Kashmiri
August 2, 2013 6:58 pm

he just a show off and how could one forget GALIB!

Ahmad Zubairi, MD
August 2, 2013 6:59 pm

I do not like the idea of this show.Ramadan is for spiritual development, introspection and focus on spirituality and less on worldly things and the show is absolutely contrary to it. As far as charity is concerned why show it off on TV? Mr. Liaquat hussain is appearing self serving. His ridiculing of singers and other reloigious leaders who differ from him appears condescending. The biggest sin is takkabur may Allah guide him and us to the right path.

Mohi
August 2, 2013 7:20 pm

A vast majority of people do like Dr Amir Liaquat. Mr. Amir is a bold person and the problem is the people like him act as a magnet to the haters as well. Because, their style is so that either you love them or hate them.

BRR
August 2, 2013 7:22 pm

Makes one sick to the stomach - the great wisdom of the populace - or lack thereof, is astounding.

SHasan
August 2, 2013 7:22 pm

I think he needs to step back a bit. Twelve hours are too much to watch just one person. But one thing is out of question - it is not a charity show, it is an entertainment show even though some needy people are helped out.

Tahir A
August 2, 2013 7:43 pm

The brain washed Pakistani nation deserves obnoxiously minded people like Liaquat.He is liar about his educational background and he has a pet hate against Ahmadis. In fact, he does that to increase his ratings in the same way that he made our country's "father of the nuclear bomb" utter hate against the Ahmadis on his show with the audience bursting into jubilation and "wah wah's". How much more cheap can you get?

Great stuff.

John
August 2, 2013 8:16 pm

The Great Imposter indeed!

Shado
August 2, 2013 8:23 pm

New version of Neelam Ghar, with a religious twist...

Azee
August 2, 2013 8:25 pm

Anyone you exploits people's feeling in the name of religion is despicable and Amir Liaqat is one of them. After watching is old youtube bloobers, he seems more phony than ever.

Faisal
August 2, 2013 8:39 pm

He is hallucinating, he can't fool all of us, all the time. So long...

Muhammad
August 2, 2013 8:39 pm

Ha ha ha! ridiculous hypcrate Aamir

Nadeem
August 2, 2013 8:41 pm

I wish TOI publish ths report too on their site. The one they published yesterday was misleading.

noor
August 2, 2013 9:17 pm

I simply hate him.... for simple reason....defaming Islam...

Irshad Ali
August 2, 2013 9:29 pm

The show is a cheap commercial publicity in the garb of promoting religion.

shafiq khan
August 2, 2013 9:44 pm

A deluded individual. I never ever watched his show and hope never to come across. He lacks the essential element of being a Muslim, the humility of a decent Muslim. May Allah forgive him his arrogance and misguided view of Islam. Shafiq

Anees
August 2, 2013 9:53 pm

I don't love you. I HATE you.

Hassan
August 2, 2013 9:58 pm

People love you? You are in denial. No body loves a cheat.

Adam
August 2, 2013 10:02 pm

I don't get Dawn and Pakistani People. When these kids are dying on Street, no one gives a hooves, and everyone just sits and blames government. Today someone is giving them home. Now suddenly they are shocked. What a mentalist job.

i had no idea about facts that Karachi is in Such shambals that people are discarding their babies, and we cry of gang wars and politicians. Give people a break. Also don't bring your own Channels ratting issue to public please. I know what goes behind those closed doors. if i tell you my job title you won't post this comment.

Kabir
August 2, 2013 10:03 pm

Sometimes I feel we are better off in India complaining about daily Mother-in law & Daughter in law sops. Pakistani TV channels seems to be going crazy. They organize conversion shows, distribute babies and issue Fatwa to murder fellow Muslims. I feel sad for Jinnah whose dreams are murdered and slaughtered every day, by his fellow Nationals for whom he got an independent Nationhood.

Khalid
August 2, 2013 10:06 pm

We. All hate you. I saw his 2011 behind the camera footage where he was using filthy language. He is an imposter. Probably he is there because, there is some one threatens the TV channel. He should be banned. He is one like alam farqeers spread all over the country and make fools of people. He is the one who is making fool of general public. No one sensible watch his TV show. This is explotation of the ignorants.

Cop
August 2, 2013 10:09 pm

One would've reservations over his show, but after all it is watched by millions along the length and breadth of the country and enjoys support of majority.

farahnaz
August 2, 2013 10:14 pm

People don't love Amir Liaqat, they love garbage. Pakistani media does not have any ethics or moral standards and quite unfortunately neither do the audience. Media is corrupting the society and these so called popular hosts will do anything to get funding for their programs.

Hiba
August 2, 2013 10:19 pm

The fact that a person like Amir Liaquat can get so much of traction speaks volumes to what importance we place on values as a society. Here is a man who unapologetically carries on the facade that he is a doctor. It has been proven beyond an iota of doubt that his degrees were granted by a now defunct diploma mill. The time between getting his bachelors and PhD was less than 3 months. He is not the first one to have fake credentials and will definitely not be the last. People do this in the west too but the glaring difference is that society as a whole rejects or chastises them when their fraud is exposed. We on the other hand think integrity is a character trait that is easily expendable. The irony of a dishonest liar hosting a program on Islamic virtues is nearly tragic.

ali g
August 2, 2013 10:20 pm

people watched springer show too...what does it prove!!!

Aqil Siddiqi
August 2, 2013 10:23 pm

Most of our population is illiterate and born ignorent of the facts. And that's why, they love you, just as they love Altaf Hussain. But. for a minority group, who do possess brain and a vision, we despise coyoties like you. Aqil Siddiqi

ahmed hasan
August 2, 2013 10:29 pm

Hussain is a 100% con-artist, he is NOT a religious scholar. His degrees are fake, he publicly humiliated Tahir Shah.
At the same time, he is a good speaker and he helps others, whether it is his trust or other sponsors, the bottom line is that he helps others that our Government has failed to do. Hence, I support him for the good cause he does. Other than that, he's a con-artist, and who's not these days on public TV?

Shahid Kinnare
August 2, 2013 10:31 pm

People do not love you Liaquat Amir Jihadi loves you.

Tahir Zafar
August 2, 2013 10:58 pm

Amir Liaquat Hussain is a publicity hungry Character. Tahir Zafar

Naseema Perveen
August 2, 2013 11:00 pm

its disgusting

saythetruth
August 2, 2013 11:32 pm

Amir Liaquat Hussain show should be called "Ramadan Circus". It has taken so many away from Taravee and Ibada. If Amir can live with it and it makes him happy I am fine with it but misleading the innocent is something that he should worry about. We have only few more days of Ramadan left and God knows how many of us will see another Ramadan. I believe month of Ramadan is month of Ibada and we should not indulge in Circus like environment which Amir Liaquat Hussain has created on TV. Remember Hitler was loved by German, what if Amir is loved by some Pakistanis, it still does not mean that he is doing the right thing in the month of Ramadan.

bhujang patil
August 2, 2013 11:39 pm

Ghalib film dekhi hai apney?

:)

Ahmad
August 2, 2013 11:40 pm

It is a fact that a child's religion, in any society, is determined since the child is born in a family having specific religious faith. Lets' say a baby born in a Muslim family; he or she would eventually would be called Muslim; likewise if a child is born in a Hindu family; he or she would be called as Hindu in adulthood, same goes for Christians and other faith believers as well; until they willingly and consciously convert their own faith from the one’s of originating family. As "Religion" can't be determined from the person/ baby's blood or DNA; however, host of this program claims that he gives away babies probably in a good faith for the better future for the abandoned babies. To best of my knowledge, since the commencement of this program all abandoned babies have been given to only Muslim families. Though, here following some questions arise: 1. Abandon babies are given away in a Islamic Media program; 2. All the abandon babies are named Islamic names. 3. It is assumed by the host that all abandon babies come from families having Muslim faith, so the baby’s faith would be. 4. All the babies, if born into non-Muslim families, are perhaps forced in infancy to be Muslim in a majority Muslim country, without her / his willingness. 5. So far all the babies have been given to Muslim families only? Why not non-Muslim families?? 6. Who and what allows the host to give a particular kind of religious color / flavor to these babies handing over babies ceremonies?

naveed
August 2, 2013 11:44 pm

I guess that I am not 'people' then...

Sam
August 3, 2013 12:01 am

Mr. Amir is crossing the line over here. It's mere a number game and improve his ratings. If he is so worried about poor people or help people should do it behind the curtains as they say neki kar Darya mein daal. His past n character is not clear how can he justify what he says and expect from people. The media sometime forgets what their actual job or duties is....there are becoming a liability as well like the lawyers n politicians.....they use the media for selfish gains as well...

naz
August 3, 2013 12:14 am

All need to appriciate the good work-----------stop criticising people who are doing something do some thing yourselves.

zafar Abbas
August 3, 2013 12:32 am

He is a corrupt person deceiving people in the name of Islam. How did he become a scholar while hosting a religious show with scholars. This is a completely lawless society where any body can say and do anything. He is misguiding people and bringing a new cult in this country.

Yawar
August 3, 2013 12:37 am

My questions to those who criticize Aamir Liaquat is (1) instead of disrespecting and causing emotional pain and misery, what have you done for the have-nots? (2) instead of spreading the message of despair, what have you done to give hope to the less fortunate and down trodden? (3) rather than dividing, what have you done to unite the muslims of Pakistan? (4) instead of causing sorrow, what have you done to bring a smile to the faces of the common man?...and the list goes on

sami
August 3, 2013 1:15 am

@Gerry D'Cunha: We need men like Ahmad Deedat and Zakir Naik in Pakistan.

Kenny
August 3, 2013 1:21 am

i dont think so ppl like... he is day dreaming

Greek Tragedy
August 3, 2013 1:25 am

Shameful! Both Amir Liaquat and Geo needs to be investigated.

sja
August 3, 2013 1:40 am

@Waheed Zafar: When a man claims himself to be loved that is height of self propoganda. The man is simple a show off of the wealth of others -- he needs anybody or everybody to give charity to him so he can CHARITIZE HIMSELF and start claiming that people love him, the people who want to gain on the name of Islam have to have people like Liquat Amir Hussian to fulfill their vision, to make islam the marketing toool for the donors and the the alims who fall prey to those profit seeking companies and have lot of aman ki bashas on GEO TV, Amir Liaquat is really a marketing man who can be designer, crier, gifter of free items, says he is God favourite but those who love God do not wear the designer outfits this great aaaaalim is made to wear on pro bono basis. FREE FOR TV APPEARANCE ---- all types of clothing with AAMIR tags.

saad
August 3, 2013 1:47 am

Amir Liaquat = Hypocrite

Rehana Qureshi
August 3, 2013 2:01 am
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Salman
August 3, 2013 2:11 am

Oh I am sorry, I think you misunderstood our feelings towards you. No, we don't love you one bit. We don't want to see you on the tv, we have always taken you as a mean of cheap entertainment and nothing would please us more to see you never appear on tv again. I hope I have cleared the misunderstandings that you might have had about our feelings.

Rehana Qureshi
August 3, 2013 2:19 am

This is the first show of its kind that my friends and I religiously watch and enjoy . Our children have learned so much about Islam from this program, plus being entertained. We believe Amir is doing an excellent job,and with honest intents. We the Pakistani community of San Diego request all who are finding faults with Amir to sped their time to better them selves and leave a good thing alone. We do not care where or how he was educated!! He has proven him self to be what he is. AND YES WE DO LOVE HIM!

Ejazzz
August 3, 2013 2:58 am

in future people say the baby that you had been won as a prize in a TV show, what will be the feelings of that kid,

Syed Zaheer Ali
August 3, 2013 3:39 am

I did not watched the show in which the babies were won by the couples. But reading the comments, it is shameful. moreover the gift handed to the audience is also shameful. it look like that every body is begging for the prize. Prizes should be handed over gracefully in an organized way. his show is watched in many countries. therefore it is the resposibilty of the producer to organize the show sensibly.

Raza
August 3, 2013 4:20 am

@M. Rahman: You are right, the reason is that TV station makes millions using this guy. His true face is eveident from the videos on youtube where he's caught swearing and using vaulgur language live on air. He's a double faced person.

Ahsan
August 3, 2013 4:33 am

A/salam Amir bhai.I am Ahsan Anwer.I wants to come in ur program,so plzzzzzzzz give me a chans to come.reply me and i want to ask u where is ur office and tell me one thing how we get passssssssss. Amir bhai ur vioce was sooooooo............ nice........ and i like..... and i also listen ur naat daliy.I hope u will reply meeeeeeeeeee......................

hyper khan
August 3, 2013 4:58 am

I see it as circus, a deliberate attempt to ridicule our beloved prophet and Islam.

Nasir Islam
August 3, 2013 6:17 am

Mr. Hussain may be doing some good for a few poor people. However bring thise people on the national TV is inappropriate. Overall he is accelerating the closing of Pakistani mind. If someone is suffering from cancer he/she should got to a doctor not to the Mufti or Maulvi Sahiban ( with due respect) sitting on his program.

Janzeb Khan
August 3, 2013 6:39 am

Nothing wrong with giving babies. Humans are the cheapest commodity in Pakistan.

syed ahmed
August 3, 2013 7:36 am

In GEO it's Ammir Liaquat, in ARY it's Junaid Bhai... two men with beards constantly on tv talking about religion and all that while pocketing millions from their popularity. It's just terrible, I like what that guy that you are just entertainers stop trying to be reformers.

A. Khan
August 3, 2013 8:04 am

I think this guy is a phoney. Cannot stand him.

Ahmad
August 3, 2013 8:26 am

Amir is totally a drama, each day a dramatic work is being done by Amir liaqat to get fame and to become the talk of the town. he uses illegal ways to become a famous person. he disrespect and disesteem all the people exist in the studio and makes mock of them while giving prizes....

Ejazbeg
August 3, 2013 8:40 am

Ejazbeg..

Amir Liaqat Hussain is creating greed in the minds of innocents. Its bad to know that our religion islam is sold for the purpose of few gifts and prices.. I ask his is his acts through the show are in accordance of Shri and teachings of Islam?

At last i request his to to tell public as why he didtnt appear on Mubashir Luqman show since his personality beacem controversial in the eyes of learned and educated public..

Amir i hope you reply to this comment as well?

Kamran
August 3, 2013 9:28 am

I know Amir Liaquat from Adamjee College, back in 1988. he was a debator in the college a show OFF big time, and was well known for daramatizing anything and whenever he wanted to, and was a part of APMSO, the student sect of The MQM, of whom he served as a minister too...

Well in short, he is a Drama artist, and that is what he should be not any mentor, or religious SCHOLAR.

Ghumman
August 3, 2013 9:45 am

ALH is a hypocrite and shameless person who is power hungry, greedy and want cheap popularity. These are the products of cheaper politics by force. People dont like him but still media picture him as a hero. This is Pakistan where politicians and these jokers dont care of what poor masses think of them. I dont like seeing him and no body in my circle of friends etc is impressed with this liar and drama personaltiy. Oh God! Please save us from these peoples (or may be God has put these peoples on our heads to punish us!!!)

max
August 3, 2013 9:46 am

@Farhat: compelely agree wth your comments... it is againist Quranic teaching

Syed Ahmed
August 3, 2013 10:09 am

People don't love you. We just don't have central comedy channel in Urdu language to get a better alternative

shahzad Husain
August 3, 2013 10:16 am

@Ali S: I agree absolutely. This is a very serious issue This Gentleman needs to be checked and put in his place. As is normally the case In our culture, success goes to the head and the person thinks that he has been ordained to do what ever he is doing I think as a first step GEO should put an end to this act of give away babies This has given the channel a huge amount of negative publicity, especially Internationally. GEO please wake up and smell the coffee!

AR Ch
August 3, 2013 10:22 am

I like ur show. Please! keep it up...

sherie
August 3, 2013 10:35 am

@Farhat: i have a lot against mr hussain, but his motives are not for me to judge. as for your na mehram issues. give me a break. so many children are born in our country without being wanted. its good that some one wants them. if all of us were grateful to allah for giving us parents who loved us, we would thank by adopting a child to return that favour. that to me is more islamic than that na-mahram story.

Hamid shafiq
August 3, 2013 10:42 am

i totally agree with all comments but i think similar things happen at every channel just to show off the people and intrested for sympathies of poorers its no benefit to islam. the adopted children are not equivalent to real children they always adopted and people should as where is original parents of that child???? its production of garbage?????? its foregin funded to distort the islamic image and convert in to modren islam where every thing is ok. we should standup these programs which try to change the islamic perspective and real soul of islam. but when you die the Allah ask you what you did in life just play with islam for your personal benefits. but one day you should present at Allah court where your every thing showlike moviea andno barganing

Faisal
August 3, 2013 10:44 am

Well! there are two aspects of this story, i. the weakness of PEMRA exposed to the public ii. lack of maturity on part of TV channels and those who like such kind of marketing gimmicks. what we see on today's private channels specifically this one, a modern amalgamation of entertainment and religion, just for the sake of lust of popularity. but the question is, where are the regulating bodies???? have they been established just to sleep over the destruction of our culture. where are the literates, why they don't condemn this man for adopting babies as a tool for his popularity and for channel as well. the other problem is with such Tv channels who promote such anchorpersons, who are involved in using controversial repute. its the time to stand up and stop these channels for airing this sort of content for the sake of earning money.

karim
August 3, 2013 10:56 am

All the comments betray how much people really love him

syedajmalkhan@gmail.com
August 3, 2013 11:04 am

I am sure the man is a hypo, he creates Drama on miseries of poor people and cash it, who will be responsible if something goes wrong with children he handed over to unknown people. it strange that PEMRA has nothing to do with this

Salim
August 3, 2013 11:21 am

He is a good performer/entertainer rather than scholar. Some times he acts very cheaply.

Nash
August 3, 2013 11:22 am

This chap is a shocking disgrace.

Zee
August 3, 2013 12:01 pm

After watching clips of his program, I am actually considering never to come to Pakistan during Ramzan. And I can't believe what I just said. It is always my dream to come to Pakistan to spend Ramzan and I haven't seen this wish fulfilled and it's been years since I spent Ramzan with my family. Basically, it is a dire wish to spend Ramzan with family but if THAT is what my son is going to see on TV and if THAT is an Islam Program broadcasted during the holy month of RAMZAN then I'd rather stay in United States.

Yes, we don't get to hear Azaan from Mosques, yes we don't get to break fast with family, yes Ramzan are like any other month here, we don't get to see the celebrations of the holy month, we don't get to go see Eid 'hangamas' and shopping, yes we don't get to go and see the whole country celebrating EID in their brand new, clean kurta shalwars but I'd rather suffer this than make my son see THIS brand of Islam that Pakistanis have so successfully created on their own.

I am not a perfect example of a muslim. Heck, I am actually far, far away from it but even I realize how pathetic things have gotten in our country because of our media and especially because of this one particular media group.

Yet, people still support that channel and keep watching it and don't unite against this common enemy. It's insulting Eye To Eye guy and making him sing during Ramzan along with wrapping... strike that, FORCING to wrap a snake around his neck TODAY, it'll be girls dancing tomorrow, celebrating the breaking of the fast.

Mahreen
August 3, 2013 12:25 pm

I cringe every time I see this so called 'religious scholar' on tv. I can't change the channel fast enough. If this is what is passed for the 'most popular show on tv', then we as a nation seriously need to look at what is wrong with our national psyche. People are begging and clambering to get freebies(where is our self respect)?? Babies being given away on a show is no joke,adoption is serious business that shud b dealt with sensitivity and respect. This is trash tv at its best!

Ahmad
August 3, 2013 12:36 pm

@Farhat: It is a fact that a child's religion, in any society, is determined since the child is born in a family having specific religious faith. Lets' say a baby born in a Muslim family; he or she would eventually would be called Muslim; likewise if a child is born in a Hindu family; he or she would be called as Hindu in adulthood, same goes for Christians and other faith believers as well; until they willingly and consciously convert their own faith from the one’s of originating family. As "Religion" can't be determined from the person/ baby's blood or DNA; however, host of this program claims that he gives away babies probably in a good faith for the better future for the abandoned babies. To best of my knowledge, since the commencement of this program all abandoned babies have been given to only Muslim families. Though, here following some questions arise: 1. Abandon babies are given away in a Islamic Media program; 2. All the abandon babies are named Islamic names. 3. It is assumed by the host that all abandon babies come from families having Muslim faith, so the baby’s faith would be. 4. All the babies, if born into non-Muslim families, are perhaps forced in infancy to be Muslim in a majority Muslim country, without her / his willingness. 5. So far all the babies have been given to Muslim families only? Why not non-Muslim families?? 6. Who and what allows the host to give a particular kind of religious color / flavor to these babies handing over babies ceremonies?

Imran
August 3, 2013 1:00 pm

@Kabir: Yes Kabir you are better off in India. Stay there and enjoy.

sabeeh omer
August 3, 2013 1:39 pm

More than Amir Liaquat it is GEO's fault that it has stooped so low so as to magnify Amir Liaquat and his personality. If GEO has lost all morality then it is the Government that should have rules governing on who would be chairing shows related to Islam and Islamic Teachings. It is disgusting to watch that Geo News gives coverage to the so called success of the show in its news bulletin. There is no denying the fact that Amir Liaquat is one of the biggest hypocrite of the present century. He uses religion to advance his personal ambitions and to portray himself as one of the biggest religious scholars of all times. He is lucky to be born in Pakistan and to be doing this drama in Pakistan (where one can do whatever one wants). He would probably have his head severed were he doing this "NATAK" in Saudi Arabia. His responses are vague, irrelevant, and he wears a mischievous smile on his face. Who is Amir Liaquat for those who want to know? Watch You Tube and you will get the answers!

Tahir A
August 3, 2013 2:02 pm

A former Minister of State of religion openly incites hate on a TV program. Following day his hate preaching is put to practice resulting in death of people.

I can imagine this is the only country in the world where such a thing is allowed and the guy gets away scott-free and presumably to the satisfaction of many. There is no accountability of his heinous act. What hope is left of this country?

ali
August 3, 2013 2:17 pm

He is trying very hard through a lot of advertising that his show is very good. Pakistan news channels does not have any good and informative news but they will in end present a news about his show, "bulandion ko choota hoa programme". It seems every one is trying to help him to get fame and respect. How do someone feel if a child is donated through a programme? What Allah (SWT) sais izzat and zilat is in his hands. Since his video released when he was talking about Indian songs, this guy has lost his respect. Whatever he does, whoever helps him, no matter how many times his advert run on tv. HE WILL NOT GAIN THE RESPECT.

Sarah
August 3, 2013 2:32 pm

See the REAL Amir Liaquat Hussain on Youtube and other video sites on the internet. How vulgar he is in his 'off the air videos'. One thing is for sure; he is a consummate actor and showman.

Karachi Wala
August 3, 2013 2:35 pm

Who says Pakistan film industry is dead? The Pak film industry is alive and kicking. Watch Aamir Liaqat show.

Arqum
August 3, 2013 2:55 pm

This show reflects the moral degradation of our society!

Nafis
August 3, 2013 3:21 pm

Its amazing that a person who has a fake degree, previously involved in incitement to violence on tv channels, kicked out from his party and ministry is claiming that people love him. Somwhere smething is wrong in the absence of screening process in Pakistan.

Tahir
August 3, 2013 3:23 pm

Nonsense, most hated guy in pakistan

Syed Hussain Akbari
August 3, 2013 3:24 pm

@Syed Zaheer Ali: Soon there will be prize saying," Who are not getting married we have young boys / girls as prize for them to win".I will not wonder. All such idiocies can be expected from ALH.

yali786@aol.com
August 3, 2013 4:23 pm

@Syed Zaheer Ali: There is no dirth of in sensible persons in Pakistan. therefore to appreciate the thinking on religious and social ground of amir liaqat Husain is a big deal. I wish he was british or American ,where his talents would have mde him millionaire overnight.

yali786@aol.com
August 3, 2013 4:26 pm

Dr. Amir liaqat is doing good job. however in Pakistan where muslims have become Taliban person like him wasting his time to make Pakistani more tolerant and moderate in religios and social thinking

ali
August 3, 2013 4:28 pm

Aye. Muslamano tum. Is ramzan itni nikyan nhi kamao gi jitnee me pese kamaon ga. He is paid 24 crores for this monthly drama.

Unknown
August 3, 2013 4:30 pm

Amir Liaqat is a FAKE person .... he is only a sales man ... no one love him ..... hate hate hate

Unknown
August 3, 2013 4:32 pm

he is a fake person ... hate hate hate

yali786@aol.com
August 3, 2013 4:33 pm

@Kabir: believe me one of the greatest tragedy in modern world was creation of Pakistan. this country has killed thousands of innocent persons on religious and social ground. this country has made islam a cruel and tyrant religion in the eyes of billions. shame shame for persons who is running this country.

yali786@aol.com
August 3, 2013 4:38 pm

@Ahmad Zubairi, MD: your perception is negative. to appreciate him you have to posses iQ of 120 or more. you may be MD but at the same time you may posses the mind of Taliban.

Yousaf
August 3, 2013 5:00 pm

Kaisa deeya ,,,,????

ailly
August 3, 2013 5:27 pm

babies were sold in our country LIVE on a tv show...? a shocker.

as a nation we are dead and buried long ago. shame on us and on our so-called media liberation where people like Amir are being cheered around by carrying out such a filthy act so proudly..

Hamid
August 3, 2013 5:36 pm

"People love", its the biggest life of the century. For god-sake, no one loves you just spare us. We need real scholars not jugglers.

Anwar Javed
August 3, 2013 6:06 pm

Excellent program

APakistani
August 3, 2013 6:17 pm

Please watch this video, it clearly shows the real face of this guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iypwrIPe1Q

Farooq_Gill
August 3, 2013 6:44 pm

@Shado: Please do not compare it with Tariq Aziz Show. That would be a massive insult.

akram
August 3, 2013 6:48 pm

@M. Rahman: Shame on the channel who is showing show of this person i stopped watching this channel who do not care opinion of millions who no longer consider him a trust worthy to watch or listen as their are limit of hypocrisy people can accept.

saeed
August 3, 2013 7:28 pm

After it has been reported that the couples had been pre screened by a reputable charity organization, people should stop criticizing giving away babies. But in Pakistan, if people are against you, they will criticize no matter what you do.

Amir
August 3, 2013 7:55 pm

As a nation we have very weak memory, we tend to forget and forgive our past very quickly. There is no doubt that Amir Liaquat Hussain has a very charismatic personality and his presentations are very eye catching and heart throbbing. We had already forgotten that he holds a fake degree (a so-called religious scholar with fake degree), he humiliated scholars/guests during breaks while recording his TV programs.

Syed
August 3, 2013 8:03 pm

kaysa deya ...

Fatima Siddiqui
August 3, 2013 8:18 pm

Amir Liaqat has become too commercial and working for money. In our Muslim community in Canada we call him 'DRAMEY-BAAZ" modern Madari. May Allah give him Hidaya.

Concerned in the USA
August 3, 2013 8:32 pm

Adoption process of orphans should never be commercialized and be made so public. Orphans, being one of the most vulnerable members of a society, can hardly protect their interests and dignity through such a process. There is also a great risk of child abuse when commercial interests intermingle with the welfare interests of the orphans. All civilized societies would even cringe at the appearance of "human sale" that such a commercial TV show can imply.

Balwanjee
August 3, 2013 9:02 pm

Why there are so many clamors about Aamir and why the educated people and newspaper like Dawn giving him so much importance. He is not like TV Evangelists Jim Baker, Jimmy Swagart or even Maha Rishi Yogi, though his deeds are like them but no way one can draw a parallel between him and these stalwarts. Aamir is just a very ordinary type of performer for 'C' class viewers. What the heck, just let him live in his own world sewer smart.

sja
August 3, 2013 9:32 pm

Has he ever wondered why people love him???? as he self claims --- he was created as abdullah by Allah, he chose to become a designer by his own design for cloth fashions, including new turbans, then Geo found him to be a perfect marketing salesmen so he came with them, then ARY offered more then he was loved by ARY, how can GEO REMAIN BEHIND ARY, so he is possessed by GEO again, and in this islamic month he is not on his own but a perfect human who is controlled fully by the PRODUCERS and the MARKETING COMPANIES to give free prizes, so DR AAMIR LIAQUAT HUSSAIN WHO CAN TELL OR TEACH YOU THAT YOU ARE LOVED OR ARE PAID TO DO THE MARKETING STUNTS on the GEO TV and on the whims of the GEO TV PRODUCERS. ISLAM, DR AAMIR, GEOTV, GEOTV PRODUCERS, MARKETING COMPANIES love DR AAMIR and they make him a cook, joker, a scholar, and the SHOWPIECE OF MARKETING, and that is by his own DR AAMIR DESIGN as he is a born DESIGNER OF EXPENSIVE CLOTHS.

sja
August 3, 2013 9:33 pm

@Ejazzz: he or she will really LOVE DR AAMIR LIAQUAT HUSSAIN UPON THE REAL LEARNING REALLY??

sja
August 3, 2013 9:35 pm

@ali g: The aamir liaquats shows have to go on??

sja
August 3, 2013 10:07 pm

@dan: Dr Aamir does not read too much he is taught by GEO PRODUCERS and the bunch of AALIMMS he keeps company with for special shows for GEO TV BHASHAAS.

2cents
August 3, 2013 10:28 pm

Giving out babies as prizes. is treating them as commodities. Makes it no different than giving away ACs, Motorbikes, Computers as prizes.. Mr. Liaquat, you need to do some soul searching. If you really wanted to make a barren couple happy, you could have done this without the fanfare.

When you do good, your left hand should not know what your right hand is doing.

imran
August 3, 2013 11:45 pm

@Syed Zaheer Ali: do you not agree we as a nation have become beggars? go out and distribute something free and everyone, rich and poor will flock like maniacs. when "free" stuff includes bikes, laptops, cell phones, and humans, who wont flock there. We, as a society, have become hoarders and greedy people with the mentality of "getting as much as you can with both hands". And we are doing it. We as a nation, are reflected every single day through this show. Hard to swallow eh?

imran
August 3, 2013 11:45 pm

@Ejazzz: Agreed, they should not have publicized this!

imran
August 3, 2013 11:45 pm

@naz: yeh cheez! ab batao kya dia aamir bhai ne?

Mulla Khan
August 4, 2013 12:39 am

Love the fellow

Just caught up with all the youtube videos of this child protegy The one will swearing and all

Rest assured, the world loves u. We read in the papers about your baby gifting harkat.

We should recommend you for padma sri if not a padma vibushan.

By the way another gem was when you critisized pak cricketers for wearing green soles. Someone pointed out that hockey should be banned as its played on GREEN grass

Please provide us many years of comedy.

farhat sams
August 4, 2013 12:44 am

The vulgar use of language uploaded on youtube had disclosed his actual personality not worthy to be liked as a religious scholar as he is aspiring to become. Certainly he is a good actor and that is the trait channels need to earn money.

Fatima Cheema
August 4, 2013 1:17 am

nothing wrong with finding a home for a baby that would have otherwise died or ended up on the streets. Personally, I find Liaqat to be a little annoying but I think this is a fine idea, as long as the new parents are thoroughly investigated and followed up

M Ramzan
August 4, 2013 1:17 am

the very intresting thing about the show is you will surely get a prize even you don't know the right answer but you tryed for his lust questions

M Ramzan
August 4, 2013 1:18 am

the very intresting thing about the show is you surely get a prize even you don't know the right answer but you tryed for his lust questions

Mike
August 4, 2013 1:27 am

What a hilarious performer Amir Liaquat Hussain is. It seems that GEO TV earned the profit and salaries of all staff through this ridiculous program. I think GEO TV should play real paternalism role rather than involving in these kind of stuff. About Mr. Amir Liaquat Hussain's program shall be fade out in couple of time once your fake worth is over..

mazen
August 4, 2013 1:31 am

Personally, I don't like this show but a fact is a fact. It is evident by the number of comment here that this show is somehow watched in the length and breadth of this country. I myself sometime watches this show in spite of the fact that I don't like the host, but something captivates me whenever I tune in this rather controversial show.

HM
August 4, 2013 2:18 am

@Kabir:New parents were pre screened before giving away babies. Its good that abandoned babies found new homes. Its only a unique method of doing it. Due credits should be given to this channel. Where Jinnah comes in between. You Indians want to criticize Pakistan for every thing. What about shameless programs on your TV ... like big brother and others. I am sure Indian TVs will copy this idea too.

Ghaznavi the Idol Smasher
August 4, 2013 2:27 am

@Kabir: atleast we dont rape foreign tourists like you do in India

Amjad
August 4, 2013 2:53 am

How low can these media outlets go to get higher ratings! It's sad that now they are tossing away living human beings to promote their shows. Adopting a child should be appreciated but it should be done discreetly, in a dignified manner. So when the child grows up he would not face any discrimination and name calling. Also there should be strict rules and background checks of the would be parents.

Sam
August 4, 2013 3:02 am

I am not sure, but frankly, the expressions and actorship of this guy looks un-real. This very feeling of mine forces me to think that A.L. Hussain is more in search of publicity...

simsim
August 4, 2013 3:06 am

@Kabir: It seems you are living in La La land not India. Mother India doesn't have issues at all. I can see where you coming from. It is unusual for Indians when we discuss or debate real issues "openly" on TV. You easily get overwhelmed because you folks are not accustomed to it. We prefer to watch real life dramas instead of fairly tale or La La land dramas which never seems to end.

Moonia
August 4, 2013 3:45 am

After watching Amir Liaquat's "LOOT SHOW" ,It seems Pakistani people have completely lost their self respect and self esteem and they look like baggers in the show rather than needy.When ever I see this loot session its extremly embarressing for us as a muslim and Pakistani.Islam never teach us to beg or spread or hands in front of anybody, but In this so called ramadan transmission we see people are drooling over gifts and lawns and even very small things as they have never seen such thing in their entire lives.We should condemn such behaviours as it is potraying Pakistanis as lusty and shameless nation witout any self esteem begging for little things.VERY VERY SHAMEFUL BEHAVIOUR as a muslim nation.Amir Liaquat sahab has no Liaquat (wisdom).I have also heard he was giving wrong information related to ISLAM.Hataf was the name of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W's spear not sword. Amir sahab you need to rebrush your basic islamic knowledge before claiming your self a SCHOLAR. Please dont play with religion. Your hunger for fame is endless.The channel which on airs his show is itself controversial as distorting the facts and damaging the image of Pakistan and a cause to rise such fitna's.

Mustafa
August 4, 2013 3:52 am

@naveed:

"I guess that I am not 'people' then..."

He didn't say that but you know yourself better.

Paklove
August 4, 2013 4:05 am

We have one extreme of Taliban presenting false image of Islam on the flip side another false image of Islam (based on materism) presented by Amir liaqat. Ultimately blame lies with our electronic media who follow no ethics, iin competition ruining the spirits of the holy month Shar Ramadan.

Moonia
August 4, 2013 4:11 am

A genuin scholar can be judge the way he treats other people ,and the language he uses and the way he behaves when he is in anger or dislike something. Baqiiii..Ghalib film to dekhi hogi aapne:) ....Aur Amir liaquat sahab se yeh bhi suna hai Loh-e-Qurani main kay Pakistan kay kaunsay 3 singers nay ab tak film fare award liye hain INDIA main...aur haan...abb tak to Pakistani cricketer Hanif Muhammad kay pass LITTLE MASTER ka title tha per GEO and AAMIr liaqaut kay ta'awum se SACHIN TUNDULKAR ko handover kardya gaya hai Little Master ka title..Yaad rakhyee aapka jawab ghalat mana jaeyga LAUH-E-QURANI main agar aapnay Hanif Muhammad ko Little master kehdya...!!! WISDOM KI BAATAIN with AAMIR LIAQUAT HUSSAIN;)

Nabeel Khan
August 4, 2013 4:13 am

Not as much as he loves himself

sja
August 4, 2013 5:12 am

“But the conceited man did not hear him. Conceited people never hear anything but praise.” ? Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Faraz Najam
August 4, 2013 5:50 am

PEMRA must ban this illegal practice of using babies for ratings... in the guise of religion, unbelievably shocking! What has this man come down to? and speaks volumes of the mindset of common Pakistanis who actually want to watch this entertainer. This is fraud of the highest level and of course has to be in the name of religion. Give anything a religious twist in Pakistan and it will sell like hotcakes.

mini
August 4, 2013 9:32 am

outstandng work!! i love you aamir liaquat.. people only know how to criticize others they only try to find what a bad deed a person has done. they dnt see if u ve done 98% good deeds they only look for 1 bad deed.. people must encourage you for what you r doing who they are to judge..? " dilon ka haal sirf ALLAH hi janta hai' KEEP IT UP!! WE LOVE YOU N UR SHOW ;)

maleek
August 4, 2013 9:50 am

cheapster.. face of religious hypocracy.

WALLAH
August 4, 2013 9:57 am

Really? Really?????? people love amir liaquat?? 2 years b4 when he was working with ary digital and geo release its reality on youtube by title "Real face of amir liaquat" and its quite shocking for me after i watched tht video, there are rumors abt him bt tht comfirm in tht video, later geo asked him to work with them or pay more so thts why he now working with geo.

Have anyone noticed tht no ulama or islamic scholars not coming in the show lately?? 2 years back when he was in ary his shows fill with scholars, ulama karam, naat kawan and many every day but now its only paid "MOLVIS" everyone know how to make chipa chairperson come in show (money) offcourse chipa need money to save people lifes and thts why geo and amir liquat taking benefit

Alas! Alas! its very sad to say tht ramazan become source of make money for tv shows instead of give zakat to real needy ones.......

Dalip Singh Hunza
August 4, 2013 10:25 am

this is refreshing news. finally some good news from Pakistan, where my Pakistani brothers in Pakistan are doing some beneficial and much needed charity work that helps the poorest, the most vulnerable and the weakest. Subhan Allah.

arshad sherazi
August 4, 2013 10:43 am

This is an issue of on air adoption,all over country people do adopt babies anyway.And the process people go through is quite appropriate.As far as the personality of the host is concern one can say that rude Tariq Aziz is much better than benign Amir Liaqat .

Zunaira Mehmood
August 4, 2013 11:09 am

I strongly agree that the line between religion and entertainment is blurring. Handing out babies in such a public manner certainly does not imply charitable intentions no matter what Mr. Hussain claims. If his intent was to increase awareness regarding adoption, he should have invited over personnel from adoption agencies to one of his shows instead of giving away children on air. He could then have pointed out the advantages of adoption. If he has the fan following he claims to have, even such a gesture would have created awareness among the general public. If he feels so strongly about child abandonment, then he should respect the emotions and privacy of couples who want to adopt instead of capitalizing it on air. There were several ways to approach the matter. But he chose to make a publicity stunt out of it. Has he displayed his concerns about child abandonment before? I think not. Portraying his concerns in such a suspense/thriller manner can only be construed as an attempt at publicity.

vigilant
August 4, 2013 11:24 am

Sick of his mockery & hypocrisy......but he is true face of our society

TBK
August 4, 2013 11:54 am

Bari naazuk suratehaal hay ye

smm
August 4, 2013 1:23 pm

amazing to see that the dislike are by the same who are the so called majority of people who apparently LOVE this PHONY. How sad it is that he claims to be a scholar AND THINKs HE CAN GIVE OUT BABIES? He is just another creep.A gold plated filth would always loose the color and leave its stinch. Why didnt the media talk about the incident when he on live television made a mockery of Tahir Shah? that day alone he showed us what he is all about, where in Islam do we find that it is okay to make fun of people regardless of who they are and how they are. If he realy did feel the love for Allah and his Messenger (SAW) he wouldnt be saying Naat or Hamd the way he does. This is no Bollywood MR.Amir this is real and Islam does not need you join a club of stand up comedians.

zafar
August 4, 2013 1:42 pm

I hate him but i watch him to hate him more.

Faraz Zubair
August 4, 2013 1:45 pm

Does this guy even realize , how low he has brought the morals down to? What would remain of the child's innocence that has been taken away forever when she grows up in a world that constantly reminds her that she was borne by her foster parents as a gift. How mentally disturbed would she be for the rest of her life? How distorted would be her grooming?

Adopting a child, should remain between Allah and the would-be parents. When a child is adopted secrecy is amongst the first parameters set because of certain reasons. It would effect the brought up of the child if he were to know that he/she were adopted.

Name
August 4, 2013 1:46 pm

This is very apriciable and please stop mocking.B/c every successful has critisism.

Zubair Khan
August 4, 2013 1:50 pm

Really learned Religious Scholars should evaluate whether such programs should continue in a Islamic country like Pakistan. To me it looks Mockery of Deen.

Arslan Ahmad
August 4, 2013 1:53 pm

Religious become business. He is magician more than a scholar.

aftab
August 4, 2013 2:11 pm

shame on us. we are not able to think also what is right and whats wrong.

Khanm
August 4, 2013 2:13 pm

Social injustice, poverty, lack of education, lack of values, exploitation, and no sense of direction tend people to seek refuge in religion….no matter how bizarre it may sound...or how bizarre the ideas may be…. Any how it is the responsibilities of the media to have a check and balance based upon morals and ethics…Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. Or else we will wing up in having shows like jerry Springer

asim
August 4, 2013 2:17 pm

This is only exploitation of poor nothing more. And Ghalib ki movie achi thee. Pak is beautiful place for everybody to exploit the poors. unfortunately we are all part of thix.

Pervez Ali
August 4, 2013 2:34 pm

Biggest joke of 2013

noobguy
August 4, 2013 2:37 pm

There is no problem in handing over a baby to a childless couple.....I dont see any bad in it even if it is done on air. As far as Amir Liaquat himself is concerned, I sin more than he does in my opinion. I know myself and I know that he is atleast better than me, so im trying to improve. :) be happy all

Musa
August 4, 2013 3:37 pm

If he is a scholar and his program is islamic then why he called a singer in his show and made fun of him these acts of him shows that he just wants to maximize rating of his show.

Zehri
August 4, 2013 3:49 pm

on the back of the camera if you are good in abuses the channels will promote you to vice president this shows the standard of Geo TV management; ---- though Ary is not far off in this respect---- if its a free country to write why than the dawn management threw my comments of yesterdays' on the subject --- so they all are the same on a mission in Pakistan------ what mission everyone knows

Amjad
August 4, 2013 4:00 pm

@Adam:Adoptions of needy children should be appreciated but there should be some strict rules to be followed in such cases. It should not be done on live TV shows to get ahead of ratings rat race due to privacy and dignity of the child. Imagine the discrimination and name calling this poor soul has to face from his/her peers and from the rest of society as he/she grows up. To see living humans being tossed around on live TV is just appalling and it desecrate the sanctity of human life.

Amjad
August 4, 2013 4:03 pm

Adoptions of needy children should be appreciated but there should be some strict rules to be followed in such cases. It should be done discreetly and not on live TV shows to get ahead of ratings rat race. We should respect the privacy and dignity of the child. Imagine the discrimination and name calling this poor soul has to face from his/her peers and from the rest of society as he/she grows up. To see living humans being tossed around on live TV is just appalling and it desecrate the sanctity of human life.

Bilal
August 4, 2013 4:14 pm

@saad: I hope in the updated dictionary, they replace word hypocrite with the picture of him.

Bilal
August 4, 2013 4:14 pm

@naz: last time he did the so called good work, the medical community lost two experienced surgeons.

Imran
August 4, 2013 5:03 pm

Is such things allowed in Islam? Does our religion give permission to break our fast in girls & boys together & the people even we don't know. No way Mr Hussain

GM
August 4, 2013 5:06 pm

Aamir liaquat is living in fool's paradise. he was the person when being minister of MQM he visited a couple in Karachi who lost their 4 children in a fire mishap. He wasted 30 minutes at make up while couple was waiting for this clown in deep grief.

Faisal
August 4, 2013 6:06 pm

@Mahreen: couldn't agree with you more.

Bea
August 4, 2013 6:22 pm

seems like he loves himself more thent he public do.

Ad
August 4, 2013 8:28 pm

@vigilant: True very true

Pervez Musharaff
August 4, 2013 10:18 pm

What a truly hateful person.

Jamshed Khan
August 4, 2013 10:38 pm

The sort of drama-bazee you do on TV you are the last person I would trust.

Arjun Singh
August 4, 2013 11:04 pm

hey am from India - my forefathers were from present Pakistan- Lahore to be precise . Can I get some pics from Lahore , from the government college ? Our house was at Lawrence Garden

Alam
August 5, 2013 12:37 am

He should read the LOVE and RESPECT he is getting from people .. in these 150 + comments :)

Raja
August 5, 2013 3:20 am

"Apne Muh Mia Mithu"

ebriah
August 5, 2013 3:59 am

it is a very disguise show in which all the ethical values of the Islam are neglecting just for the point scoring and earning money. the act, gesture and demonstration of the host just like a singer in a singing concert. the tone of voice and the accent of his language to addressed people are except of bawdy and counterfeiting nothing else. To hosted this kind of show they should have realty in his gesture, tone and language he used but what kind of action he doing in the show are no mandatory to notified here, because every one have been noticed in his show and social media as well.. and there are another issue of the baby auction in his show, they are giving away abandoned babies to the couples, that should be handed over in secretly, was it necessary to auction the baby online? what message they giving to the world about Pakistan by this kind of act on air.? there are various ways to handed out these babies to the needy people. but Mr. Hussein who claimed after reading axiomatic books that he is a scalar and many thing else.has he no sense what is the ethical ways of abandoned babies adoption? did he thought for few moment about the future of these babies before they handed out in online shows? how will the babies face the society whenever they will grown up?. and the third issue, he has been preaching the people to show morality and tolerance in there life, and the name of show is also "Aman Ramazan" but he himself violated the Aman, morality and tolerance, when there was published an article in news apaper about his show, did he show tolerance? did the tolerance and moral behavior were only for the viewer? the tolerance which he adopted was very asperity and shameful and he reveal his astringent and bombastic behavior in front of the viewer, and very objectionable words he used against the writer during that time in response of the article.. did this was the Aman and tolerance which he wanted to show in the name of Islam.? has Islam been teaches us like that types of manner he adopted? we better know what mean by "Munafiqe" in Islam. i will request him pleas joint the politics against and shows your all this types of tolerance morality and audacious behavior in your previous political party which had you abdicated.. and the claimed that "people love him" we all know who love him, only those who have he gifted or having expectation to gifted in his show..

gp65
August 5, 2013 6:36 am

@simsim: "It seems you are living in La La land not India. Mother India doesn't have issues at all. I can see where you coming from. It is unusual for Indians when we discuss or debate real issues "openly" on TV. You easily get overwhelmed because you folks are not accustomed to it."

Have you seen Satyamev Jayate by Amir Khan? Forget just TV shows, In India people come out to protest on real issues be it Anna Hazare's anti-corruption drive or the outpouring of people to demand that laws agains rape are changed.

Even the media follows a story not just for a 24 hour newscycle but until some actions are taken. This has been the caseto ensure the conviction of Jessica Lall murderer who seemed to have got away due to his high status and pull, to ensure that ruling ministers either resigned from power or were jailed due to acts of corruption, to ensure that Indian government put their foot down and brought the 2 sailors back to India for conviction, to ensure that necessary follow-up of IPL takes place (and now FIR has been filed against 31 people) despite the fact that IPL is purely a domestic tournament not under the scope of ICC and there was o international pressure to do so.

While people in Pakistan distribute sweets each time a dictator takes charge, Indians fought Mrs. Gandhi's emergency tooth and nail which is why there have been no further dictatorial attempts in the country.

Yes India has problems but no one sweeps them under the carpet. This is why today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today as we identify and solve one problem after another.

Ayesha
August 5, 2013 8:45 am

He is an evil genius (maybe) but than who has the time to watch the demented man and his show....

Furqan
August 5, 2013 9:22 am

I am people. I dnt love him and i dnt like his show. He is lying!

Chippa
August 5, 2013 10:48 am

Hope the new parents take care of the baby.

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