If you heard of babies being given as prices, specially if this is happening in your place, how would you feel – what would you do? Particularly if you are a head-of-state, a head of a charitable organization, or even as a business leader?
We have heard of human trafficking. Of sex slaves. Of child labor and various human-related exploitations. But this one is one of a kind.
Like the winners who received their baby, I was also shocked to learn about this news. Okay, the show says they have their vetting procedure, and contestants are registered and have their sessions – but you’re still giving away a human being.
Yes, the babies were abandoned – but why use the game show to find a family for the baby? Now, although couples could apply for guardianship at their family court – still, this is quite unfortunate considering Pakistan has no adoption laws.
As Heads-of-State, you should ensure the safety and welfare of your people. Have laws not just for adoption but exploitation – this should be a given. Create jobs and educate your people on “intimacy” and responsible parenthood so such abandonments are eliminated if not minimized. You are the father of your nation – everybody is counting on your decisions.
On the other hand, it’s understandable why charitable institutions and NGOs could offer babies for undertakings such as game shows – they do not have the funds to feed another mouth. But let not this discourage you instead call on your government and private entities for more assistance – you could even use social media.
Business Leaders, we keep hearing “social responsibility” even down the hall – well, this is not only limited to matters like not polluting the environment, or providing employment – this is also about being a more “conscientious” Leader.
While customers bring in money – babies bring good karma.
If you could form foundations for various diseases or causes – this is should be one of them. Donations or even a sincere petition would also help.
What’s your take?