A poor woman from Punjab province has sold her seven-month-old son to an expatriate Pakistani family for Rs. 1.2 lakh to meet the cost of her medical treatment, prompting police to act against both parties.
The incident occurred in Gujranwala district, 80 km from Lahore.
Khalida Bibi, who is suffering from cardiac and liver ailments, sold her son Faizan on Wednesday for Rs. 1.2 lakh to Mohammad Shaukat, who works in UAE.
"I had no money for my treatment and so I decided to sell my only child," Khalida told reporters.
As the news broke on TV channels, police rushed to stop the illegal deal between Khalida and Shaukat and took them both into custody.