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Aamir Liaquat Hussain, host of the Geo TV channel programme "Amaan Ramazan", gestures during a live show in Karachi July 26, 2013. — Photo by Reuters
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, host of the Geo TV channel programme "Amaan Ramazan", gestures during a live show in Karachi July 26, 2013. — Photo by Reuters
A childless couple kisses their newly adopted daughter, Fatima, whom Pakistani television talk show host Aamir Liaquat Hussain gave them on his show, as they sit at the Chhipa Welfare Association office in Karachi August 1, 2013.   — Photo by Reuters
A childless couple kisses their newly adopted daughter, Fatima, whom Pakistani television talk show host Aamir Liaquat Hussain gave them on his show, as they sit at the Chhipa Welfare Association office in Karachi August 1, 2013. — Photo by Reuters
Childless couples sit with newly adopted babies, Fatima (L) and Zainab (R), whom Pakistani television talk show host Aamir Liaquat Hussain gave away on his show, as they pose for photographs at the Chhipa Welfare Association office in Karachi August 1, 2013. — Photo by Reuters
Childless couples sit with newly adopted babies, Fatima (L) and Zainab (R), whom Pakistani television talk show host Aamir Liaquat Hussain gave away on his show, as they pose for photographs at the Chhipa Welfare Association office in Karachi August 1, 2013. — Photo by Reuters
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, host of the Geo TV channel programme "Amaan Ramazan", gestures while asking participants questions during a live show in Karachi July 26, 2013.   — Photo by Reuters
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, host of the Geo TV channel programme "Amaan Ramazan", gestures while asking participants questions during a live show in Karachi July 26, 2013. — Photo by Reuters
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, host of the Geo TV channel programme "Amaan Ramazan", puts a snake around a child's shoulders during a live show in Karachi July 26, 2013. — Photo by Reuters
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, host of the Geo TV channel programme "Amaan Ramazan", puts a snake around a child's shoulders during a live show in Karachi July 26, 2013. — Photo by Reuters

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.”

Comments (198) Closed

Gerry D'Cunha Aug 02, 2013 12:30pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 12:49pm

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

Shame on CHIPPA & Shame on Aamir Liquat

Anees Aug 02, 2013 01:26pm

good job by Lota..

Rehan Aug 02, 2013 01:40pm


ijaz Aug 02, 2013 02:02pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 02:22pm

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

Sali Aug 02, 2013 02:23pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 02:27pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 02:49pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 03:01pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 03:58pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 04:15pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 04:46pm

no need to watch such circus players

QuaziModo Aug 02, 2013 04:48pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 04:55pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 04:57pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 05:11pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 05:46pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 05:54pm

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

Abdul Malik Aug 02, 2013 06:09pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 06:29pm

I hate you Amir Rukh khan.

naghman qureshi Aug 02, 2013 06:29pm

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

Khan Aug 02, 2013 06:29pm

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

Hasnain Haque Aug 02, 2013 06:32pm

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

Mohammad Khokhar Aug 02, 2013 06:35pm

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

shahzad Aug 02, 2013 06:37pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 06:38pm

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

Aamir Ghaznavi Aug 02, 2013 06:41pm

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

Bilal Aug 02, 2013 06:53pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 06:58pm

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

Ahmad Zubairi, MD Aug 02, 2013 06:59pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 07:20pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 07:22pm

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

SHasan Aug 02, 2013 07:22pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 07:43pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 08:16pm

The Great Imposter indeed!

Shado Aug 02, 2013 08:23pm

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

Azee Aug 02, 2013 08:25pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 08:39pm

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

Muhammad Aug 02, 2013 08:39pm

Ha ha ha! ridiculous hypcrate Aamir

Nadeem Aug 02, 2013 08:41pm

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

noor Aug 02, 2013 09:17pm

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

Irshad Ali Aug 02, 2013 09:29pm

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

shafiq khan Aug 02, 2013 09:44pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 09:53pm

I don't love you. I HATE you.

Hassan Aug 02, 2013 09:58pm

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

Adam Aug 02, 2013 10:02pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 10:03pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 10:06pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 10:09pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 10:14pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 10:19pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 10:20pm

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

Aqil Siddiqi Aug 02, 2013 10:23pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 10:29pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 10:31pm

People do not love you Liaquat Amir Jihadi loves you.

Tahir Zafar Aug 02, 2013 10:58pm

Amir Liaquat Hussain is a publicity hungry Character. Tahir Zafar

Naseema Perveen Aug 02, 2013 11:00pm

its disgusting

saythetruth Aug 02, 2013 11:32pm

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 Aug 02, 2013 11:39pm

Ghalib film dekhi hai apney?


Ahmad Aug 02, 2013 11:40pm

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

naveed Aug 02, 2013 11:44pm

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

Sam Aug 03, 2013 12:01am

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 Aug 03, 2013 12:14am

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

zafar Abbas Aug 03, 2013 12:32am

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 Aug 03, 2013 12:37am

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 Aug 03, 2013 01:15am

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

Kenny Aug 03, 2013 01:21am

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

Greek Tragedy Aug 03, 2013 01:25am

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

sja Aug 03, 2013 01:40am

@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 Aug 03, 2013 01:47am

Amir Liaquat = Hypocrite

Rehana Qureshi Aug 03, 2013 02:01am
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Salman Aug 03, 2013 02:11am

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 Aug 03, 2013 02:19am

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 Aug 03, 2013 02:58am

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 Aug 03, 2013 03:39am

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 Aug 03, 2013 04:20am

@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 Aug 03, 2013 04:33am

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 Aug 03, 2013 04:58am

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

Nasir Islam Aug 03, 2013 06:17am

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 Aug 03, 2013 06:39am

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

syed ahmed Aug 03, 2013 07:36am

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 Aug 03, 2013 08:04am

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

Ahmad Aug 03, 2013 08:26am

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 Aug 03, 2013 08:40am


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 Aug 03, 2013 09:28am

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 Aug 03, 2013 09:45am

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 Aug 03, 2013 09:46am

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

Syed Ahmed Aug 03, 2013 10:09am

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

shahzad Husain Aug 03, 2013 10:16am

@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 Aug 03, 2013 10:22am

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

sherie Aug 03, 2013 10:35am

@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 Aug 03, 2013 10:42am

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 Aug 03, 2013 10:44am

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 Aug 03, 2013 10:56am

All the comments betray how much people really love him Aug 03, 2013 11:04am

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 Aug 03, 2013 11:21am

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

Nash Aug 03, 2013 11:22am

This chap is a shocking disgrace.

Zee Aug 03, 2013 12:01pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 12:25pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 12:36pm

@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

Imran Aug 03, 2013 01:00pm

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

sabeeh omer Aug 03, 2013 01:39pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 02:02pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 02:17pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 02:32pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 02:35pm

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

Arqum Aug 03, 2013 02:55pm

This show reflects the moral degradation of our society!

Nafis Aug 03, 2013 03:21pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 03:23pm

Nonsense, most hated guy in pakistan

Syed Hussain Akbari Aug 03, 2013 03:24pm

@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. Aug 03, 2013 04:23pm

@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. Aug 03, 2013 04:26pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 04:28pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 04:30pm

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

Unknown Aug 03, 2013 04:32pm

he is a fake person ... hate hate hate Aug 03, 2013 04:33pm

@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. Aug 03, 2013 04:38pm

@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 Aug 03, 2013 05:00pm

Kaisa deeya ,,,,????

ailly Aug 03, 2013 05:27pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 05:36pm

"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 Aug 03, 2013 06:06pm

Excellent program

APakistani Aug 03, 2013 06:17pm

Please watch this video, it clearly shows the real face of this guy.

Farooq_Gill Aug 03, 2013 06:44pm

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

akram Aug 03, 2013 06:48pm

@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 Aug 03, 2013 07:28pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 07:55pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 08:03pm

kaysa deya ...

Fatima Siddiqui Aug 03, 2013 08:18pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 08:32pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 09:02pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 09:32pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 09:33pm


sja Aug 03, 2013 09:35pm

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

sja Aug 03, 2013 10:07pm

@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 Aug 03, 2013 10:28pm

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 Aug 03, 2013 11:45pm

@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 Aug 03, 2013 11:45pm

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

imran Aug 03, 2013 11:45pm

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

Mulla Khan Aug 04, 2013 12:39am

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 Aug 04, 2013 12:44am

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 Aug 04, 2013 01:17am

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 Aug 04, 2013 01:17am

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 Aug 04, 2013 01:18am

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 Aug 04, 2013 01:27am

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 Aug 04, 2013 01:31am

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 Aug 04, 2013 02:18am

@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 Aug 04, 2013 02:27am

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

Amjad Aug 04, 2013 02:53am

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 Aug 04, 2013 03:02am

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 Aug 04, 2013 03:06am

@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 Aug 04, 2013 03:45am

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 Aug 04, 2013 03:52am


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

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

Paklove Aug 04, 2013 04:05am

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 Aug 04, 2013 04:11am

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 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 Aug 04, 2013 04:13am

Not as much as he loves himself

sja Aug 04, 2013 05:12am

Faraz Najam Aug 04, 2013 05:50am

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 Aug 04, 2013 09:32am

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 Aug 04, 2013 09:50am

cheapster.. face of religious hypocracy.

WALLAH Aug 04, 2013 09:57am

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 Aug 04, 2013 10:25am

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 Aug 04, 2013 10:43am

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 Aug 04, 2013 11:09am

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 Aug 04, 2013 11:24am

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

TBK Aug 04, 2013 11:54am

Bari naazuk suratehaal hay ye

smm Aug 04, 2013 01:23pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 01:42pm

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

Faraz Zubair Aug 04, 2013 01:45pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 01:46pm

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

Zubair Khan Aug 04, 2013 01:50pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 01:53pm

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

aftab Aug 04, 2013 02:11pm

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

Khanm Aug 04, 2013 02:13pm

Social injustice, poverty, lack of education, lack of values, exploitation, and no sense of direction tend people to seek refuge in religion

asim Aug 04, 2013 02:17pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 02:34pm

Biggest joke of 2013

noobguy Aug 04, 2013 02:37pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 03:37pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 03:49pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 04:00pm

@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 Aug 04, 2013 04:03pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 04:14pm

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

Bilal Aug 04, 2013 04:14pm

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

Imran Aug 04, 2013 05:03pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 05:06pm

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 Aug 04, 2013 06:06pm

@Mahreen: couldn't agree with you more.

Bea Aug 04, 2013 06:22pm

seems like he loves himself more thent he public do.

Ad Aug 04, 2013 08:28pm

@vigilant: True very true

Pervez Musharaff Aug 04, 2013 10:18pm

What a truly hateful person.

Jamshed Khan Aug 04, 2013 10:38pm

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

Arjun Singh Aug 04, 2013 11:04pm

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 Aug 05, 2013 12:37am

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

Raja Aug 05, 2013 03:20am

"Apne Muh Mia Mithu"

ebriah Aug 05, 2013 03:59am

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 Aug 05, 2013 06:36am

@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 Aug 05, 2013 08:45am

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

Furqan Aug 05, 2013 09:22am

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

Chippa Aug 05, 2013 10:48am

Hope the new parents take care of the baby.