Pakistan, Quetta: A 43 old father, Jan Muhammad, is now father of 35 children after the recent births of two more children. He has three wives who have given him 21 daughters and 14 sons. He said, I want 100 children. The family of 39 lives in a mud-brick house located in a poor neighbourhood of Quetta.
Jan Muhammad is a doctor and trader. He said, “Thank God, I am able to manage the growing expenditures of my family”. He added, “I spend about Rs100,000 a month on family expenditures”. Two of his wives gave birth to two daughters last week. The middle-class family celebrated the arrival of the newborns. Shagufta Nasreen, the elder daughter of Jan Muhammad tells, “We, the girls have outnumbered the boys”. She added, the population of women in Pakistan was already very high and her family was contributing to the increase in the number of girls.
The ages of children range from one-week-old to almost 16-years-old. Jan Muhammad’s family lives happily despite its increasing size. He challenges the established perception that “less family members lead to a happy life”. He said, “My aim is to educate my kids as well”.