Baby boy rescued from being sold in Balkh
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in Balkh province on Thursday said it had rescued a one-year-old baby boy from being sold by his parents.
IHRC head for Balkh, Sayed Mohammad Saami, told Pajhwok Afghan News the impoverished family was selling the child against 5,000 afghani in Chaghdak area of Mazar-i- Sharif city due to poverty.
The father, Abdul Karim , said he married three years ago and his son was their first child. He said his son was a heart patient and they could not afford his treatment and wanted to sell him so that he had a good life ahead.
Saami said when they were informed about the matter, they went to the area and prevented the family from selling the baby.
He said their investigation proved the family faced serious economic problems.
A civil Activist, Ahmad Javed, said such incidents stemmed from poverty and unemployment. He said the government should pay more attention to creating jobs.
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