"In the early days, my strength was good and I had to have sex daily."
A Pakistani truck driver claims to have fathered a total of 54 children with six wives.
He says that he fathered the staggering amount of children by having sex every day during his younger days.
The man and his huge family hail from Nushki, Quetta in western Pakistan.
Abdul Majeed Mengal spoke to the press about his 54 children and how he came to have so many. He said:
“In the early days, my strength was good and I had to have sex daily. But some of my kids died.
“I worked hard and provided a good education to my older sons. But now I’m an old man these things are out of my hands.”
The Pakistani truck driver sadly revealed that 12 of his children died, while two of his wives also passed away. His remaining children consist of 22 sons and 20 daughters.
He also added: “They [the babies] were not getting enough milk and I was out of money so they died.
“One of my wives died alongside our baby. She was ill and because we didn’t have any money she died. I was helpless and unemployed.”
Abdul Majeed Mengal started his family when he married his first wife at the age of 18. In order to support his children and wives, he works as a truck driver. A profession, which he has worked all his life.
Only the Pakistani truck driver and his eldest son work to support the family.
Reports say they all live together in a seven-room house, where the children sleep in separate rooms with their mothers. Abdul spoke more about how his family manage daily routines, such as meals and buying clothes.
“We normally eat dal, ladyfinger and vegetables and around 100 rotis every meal time. This is the way we live. But we are managing somehow.
“Good clothes are costly so we rely on 4-5 rolls of fabric for the kids and we make clothes out of that.”
However, Abdul revealed he cannot afford education fees for his 10 youngest children, so they cannot attend school. Also, he spoke about how some of his eldest children have difficulty in getting jobs.
Despite all these troubles, the Pakistani truck driver remains adamant that the family can still manage.