A desperate Afghan dad has said he is prepared to sell his daughter for just $580 so he can save the rest of his family of seven from starvation — and give the four-year-old a chance at a better life.
Ex-cop Mir Nazir told The Times of London he is already in negotiations to pawn his youngest child as his family struggles to survive after the country’s economy collapsed after the takeover by the Taliban.
“I would prefer to die than be reduced to selling my daughter,” Nazir, 38, told the UK paper.
“But my own death wouldn’t save anyone in my family. Who would feed my other children? This isn’t about choice. It’s about desperation,” he said.
Nazir said he cannot even afford rent let alone food after losing his job as a cop just days before the Taliban took over, sending Afghanistan’s economy spiraling into near-record low exchange rates.
“I received an offer from a