Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned

Only a few months back Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar was known for his dramas alone. He did not give a lot of interviews so people knew very little about his personal views. When Mere Pass Tum Ho went on air and at the same time Khalil-ur-Rehman made his own film, things changed completely. The man who for obvious reasons did not believe in giving interviews was all of a sudden everywhere. Since Mere Pass Tum Ho was such a mega hit, everyone was interested in knowing more about the writer. He gave interviews on every single forum and some of the things he said came under scrutiny. That did not stop him from continuing giving even more interviews in which he kept on saying such things and eventually he ended up showing a side of him which was both ugly and disturbing.

The Criticism and The Interviews

Mere Pass Tum Ho was criticized after the ‘du takay ki aurat’ dialogue became viral. While there were many viewers who thought that the dialogue was well-suited for the situation shown in the drama, there were many others who saw this dialogue as a statement by the writer. Many of the women in particular severely criticized the writer for calling a woman ‘du takay ki’. Since this dialogue was spoken by the male protagonist therefore those people who criticized the play were of the opinion that no man could decide the worth of a woman therefore this dialogue was highly inappropriate. Even the leading writers and actors criticized it.


Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned

When the criticism started outpouring, Khalil-ur-Rehman was questioned about his stance on women in general. Many people were of the opinion that his script basically showed his personal opinion about women. The reply Khalil-ur-Rehman gave went viral overnight. He said that he was the biggest feminist but then he also decided to define who a woman was in his opinion. According to him only those women who were faithful and chaste deserved the title of ‘womanhood’. Any other woman like the main protagonist of the drama Mere Pass Tum Ho did not deserve respect or any of the rights the faithful women deserved.


Khalil-ur-Rehman’s opinion about women became the center of attention for all the wrong reasons and started a never-ending debate. From there on many viewers thought Khalil-ur-Rehman was a misogynist who was trying to shape up public opinion according to his own thinking. Khalil-ur-Rehman kept on giving one interview after the other and he did everything from contradicting himself to presenting such definitions of feminism that it baffled everyone.

Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned

Later on, the news about his second marriage also surfaced and that is when people started questioning his private life even more. In the Mere Pass Tum Ho special show which aired on ARY, Khalil-ur-Rehman clearly was not in the mood to take criticism and Humayun Saeed was sitting right next to him to calm him down.

Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned

Should He Be Banned?

It won’t be wrong to say that even with all his writing expertise lately Khalil-ur-Rehman can easily be termed as the most controversial writer. No writer has ever given so many controversial statements and that too within the span of few months! As if what he had said already was not enough, in a recent interview he made the most derogatory statements towards the woman guest analyst Marvi Sarmid who also happens to be a well-known feminist, acitivist and analyst.

Few months back MD Productions banned Firdous Jamal when he shared his views about Mahira Khan’s look and acting. He criticized Mahira for her acting and said that she looks too old to play the lead. Many actors too criticized him for that. What Khalil-ur-Rehman has done is much more grave, whether he will apologize or not that remains to be seen but it is valid to question if people like him should really be writing our dramas.

Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned

Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be BannedShould Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be BannedShould Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be BannedShould Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned

Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar just signed a mega deal with one of the biggest production houses in the country. Humayun Saeed and other producers, channel owners were also seen defending him or staying silent in the past. There are many people who want to see him getting banned and there are also those who are applauding him!

Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned

Even a controversial celebrity like Aamir Liaquat have an opinion on the issue!

Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be BannedWhat is your opinion should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar be banned after what he did particularly with Marvi Sarmad? The way he lashed out at someone on television like that simply shows that he is not capable of having a decent discussion. The way he commented on this woman’s body also proves many people who term him as a misogynists right. A petition has already been initiated by director Angeline Malik to ban Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar.

Should Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar Be Banned


Will this be the final nail in the coffin for Khalil-ur-Rehman? And how will this impact his upcoming film? Will the producers and channel owners continue to ignore the criticism and call for a ban? Share your thoughts.


My name is Shozib Ali. I have done Bachelors in Media Sciences. Currently Working as an administrator and content writer for reviewit.

  • I am not his fan, not at all. But what he said to Marvi Sarmad, she somehow deserved it. Aik to woh fuzul main jan booch ker beech main tease ker thee “Mera Jism Meri Marzi” keh ker. Plus this type of Aurat March is not less than a fitna itself if we focus on intentions and slogans of these so-called liberals. Islam jis tarah Aurat k huqooq patata, wohi saheeh tareeqa hai.

    • i agree with you k Islam is cheez ko promote nahi krta and slogan itself is not appropriate but the thing is k who gave him the right to speak to a woman like this. Limits k andar reh kar bhi to baat ki jaa sakti thi. Islam mai aurat ki bohat zyada izzat hai and he took the insult to another level and his stance on it was hideous. Usy dekh k lagta hai k koi jaahil or ganwar insaan baat kar raha hai (m pretty sure i am insulting jaahil and ganwar log).Let me tell you that i am not a feminist but was a fan of this brainless man.

      • الفاظ سخت تھے، مگر وہ اس کو تنگ کر رہی تھی۔ خلیل قمر کے بہت مسائل ہیں، لوگوں سے لڑتا ہے، اس کی بہت سی باتیں قابل اعتراض ہو تی ہیں، اس کا لوگوں کے پیسے کھا جانے کا بھی الزام ہے، مگر ماروی سرمد کی بھی تاریخ ہے، اس ٹائیپ کے لوگ لبرلزبن کر ہمارے دین کے احکامات کے خلاف اعلان بغاوت کیے ہوئے ہیں۔ ہماری عدالت نے بھی ان کے بہت سے سلوگنس پر اعتراض کیا ہے۔

        باقی عورت کی عزت جو اسلام بتاتا ہے اس کے تو خیر کیا کہنے۔ وہی سب کچھ ہے۔

      • I have never seem someone as abusive as Marvi on twitter. Aurat ho kay woh logon ki maaon behnon ko gaali deti hai. And why use ‘the woman card’ jab dono baraber hain. Gaali gaali hai chahay mard ko do chahay aurat ko dono ghalat hain. Stop saying k aurat sey aesay baat nai karni chahiye thi. KRQ’s language was wrong but Marvi was asking for it and above all she just got to taste her own medicine.

        • Bhai Dekho agar ye banda marvi ko twitter pe is ki gaali k badly Gali deta to koi masla Ni that mai b kehta “she got taste of her own medicine” but the thing is when she was intervening she was talking about herself at that moment when he started stating his opinion on her face and body and giving remarks that clearly crossed limits….and m really disgusted at this guy now.

          • You need to watch the unpaired clip, that happens before that intervening. She starts laughing when he is talking and then says ‘BAKWAAS BAND KARO Apni’ in an aggressive tone. So she was not talking about herself. She targeted him. She wanted this to happen. She is enjoying it as every liberal is supporting her.

          • This, She didn’t get the taste of her own medicine, none of this phases her, She probably listens to abuses all the time from people she abuses. All this did was expose KRQ in a bad light

        • Your answer is in yourthe question. I hate marvi so so much, but he has proved himself to be like her, there’s no difference, not even using the woman card, even he was talking like this to an abusive man, it would still be equally shameful on his part, I can’t believe how people are justifying and celebrating him.
          Is this the kind of society we are all becoming, two sides equally bad.

      • Exactly, I hate feminists , I hate marvi, but what he did, doesn’t make him a hero in my eyes. He’s the highest paid scrip writer in Pakistan ,not her. Ppl gave him respect and he’s shown he doesn’t any of it. The way the people have been supporting his action, I wonder all these men in their homes, when they think they are in the right and their wives/sisters/daughters are in the wrong, will they talk to them in the same way? Gutter was spilling from his mouth, I was shocked. And extremely disappointed the public supports this.

      • I am a man and I also say “mera jism meri marzi”. Why can someone touch/grope me, pat me, on any part of my body, without my consent. Itni si baat ha, samajh nahi a rahi hai logo ko.
        Pakistan ke parhe likhe jahilo ke lie is slogan ka matlab Ayashi aur Badkari hai//

        • ہائے اس سادگی پر کوئی مر نا جائے۔ اتنا سادہ سا مطلب نہیں جو آپ سمجھ رہے ہو بھائی۔ ہر چیز کو سیاق و سباق کے ساتھ سمجھنا پڑتا ہے۔

          • yahi siyaq o sabaq hai na ke wo jo ke aap ne apne zehen ma banaya hua hai!!
            sadgi par na maro, par aurat march ka manshoor zaroor parho. kch ghalt posters us march ki aqaasi nahi karte. Auratmarch ka maqsad equal employment opportunites, workplace harassement, rape laws hain,

        • Here is a pickle for you. I have come up with this slogan. As a man i am saying that ‘Meri Nazren Meri Marzi’
          Ub nikal lo iska jo b matlab nikalna ha…i bet 99% negative hi nikalen gy log

    • is tarah ki aurat, kis qisam ki, wo bhi define kar dein zara. Jab bhi ksi aurat ke sath ziyadti/badtameezi hoti hai ham aurat ke character ko tar tar ke justifications dhondte hain!!

      • بھائی آپ چاہتے ہو کہ بہت کھل کر بات کی جائے۔ کاش یہاں میں سکرین شاٹ لگا سکتا ان ٹوئیٹس کی جو ماروی سرمد آپ کے اداروں، فوج اور ان کو کہتی ہے جو اس اختلاف رکھتے ہیں، جو باتیں وہ کرتی ہے وہ سنا سکتا، جو وہ کہتی رہتی ہے۔ خلیل قمر کو لائسنس نہیں ملتا کہ وہ گالیاں دے مگر یہ خود دوسروں کو بولنے کا موقع دیتی ہیں۔

        • masla yahan ye nahi ha k marvi mulkdushman/munh phatt ha, masla ye h k KRQ ke munh se galian nikli hai and ap use is act se justify kar rahe ho.
          Agr mulk dushmani ki hai usne to saza do, tv par bitha ke galian q de rahe ho!!

          • آپ کیوں سیریس ہو رہے ہیں کہ ماروی کو گالیاں پڑی ہیں، یہ تو خود گالیاں دیتی رہتی ہے، اگر اپ وہ پڑہ، سن لیں تو اپ کے ہوش ٹھکانے آجائیں۔ باقی حرکتیں اپنی جگہ۔

            جس کا اپنا بیک گراؤنڈ ایسا اور وہ پھر اس طرح دوسرے پینلٹس کو تنگ کرے
            تو سننا تو پڑے گا۔ خلیل کو کتنا جواب دینا چاہیے یہ اپنی جگہ، کسی حد تک وہ ڈزرو کرتی تھی، غصے میں کہاں پتہ چلتا ہے کہ ناپ تول کر بولنا ہے۔

            کیا پورا ٹاک شو دیکھا ہے آپ نے؟ میرا جسم میری مرضی کی ایک وضاحت اس محترمہ نے یہ بھی کی تھی کہ میں چاہوں تو اپنے مرد کو قریب آنے دوں کہ نہیں، یہ میری مرضی ہوگی۔ یہ صرف ایک وضاحت ہے۔

            اب بھی چپ نہیں ہو رہی مزید بات کو ہوا دینے کیلئے ٹوئیٹس کررہی ہے خلیل
            کے خلاف، اب آپ جیسے لوگ کہیں گے کیوں نہ کہے۔۔۔ جب اس کو جواب ملا تو بولتے ہیں مرد نے کیوں جواب دیا۔۔۔۔ ان کو پتہ ہے عورت کارڈ کیسے کھیلا جاتا ہے۔

  • Anyone whether he is a celebrity or not, he should not abuse. I completely condemn his abusive talk but I think that banning him now is not right.

  • It’s not Khalil who is disrespecting women, it’s media who invites people with such thoughts to get ratings because they know how it’s gonna end. Before his mega hit who knew him and how many people wanna know him, but thanks to our news channels, big shows to give him opportunity to humiliate women on national forum

  • Absuing was extremely wrong but Marvi was asking for it. He didn’t say a word while she was talking, requested her not to interrupt him first and when she did, lost his cool.
    Baaki baat rahi celebrities ki, Saba Hameed is working in his film, Iffat Omer was talking against him on every platform, now working in his film. This article includes a tweet from Meesha, she is singing a song for his film (LNJ).
    Ye abhi jo bhi bol rahey hain kal inko script offer hua to sab se pehlay haan karen gi.

    • Talaaq ho to Badzuban thi
      Rape ho to kapre sahi se nahi pehne
      Harrase ho to BuriSurat/MonPhat thi

      Sab ghalat bas Krq sahi. Sahi hai

      • Khula lay to uska haq hai wo nai rehna chahti thi uskay saath na rahay. Agar mard bilawaja taaq day to us pe bhi laanat.
        Rape ho to phaansi do sare aam begharat ko jo kare, koray maro
        Harass ho to harasser ko bhi usi waqt thappar maarey aur auqaat yaad krae uski.

      • Bhi mery ye sb kuch depend krta hai k hamara ghr ka enviormnt kia hai ye parents ki duty hai trbiet krna apni aorto ko ye sb mardo ny btana hota jb wo ghr sy nikly to ap logu ki duty k onko pardhy mai jany ka kahy ya westrn type mai

    • Sae kh rhy sb hawas k pojari …bt aisy sb k samny abuse krna ghandhy remarks dainy itny mature aor qabil bndhy ko zaib ni daity apny status ko to daikhty aor sochty in k ghr mai jo byti hai biwi hai wo b aorat e hai

      • Did you watch that clip that didn’t air on TV? Where he is talking and she starts laughing. He says ‘is namaqool aurat ko kahein Chup ho jaey’ and she replies aggressively ‘BAKWAAS BAND KARO’ I wasn’t going to justify his language before but after watching that clip I totally support him.

      • Sharif ki yahan koi Sunta nai. Agar us ney araam se baat ki hti to kisi ko pta hta k hua kya hai? Lohay ko Loha ki kaatta hai

  • “Mera jism meri marzi aur meri zuban meri marzi aik Taraf.humey bas yeh sochna chahiye k kis tarah hum apney ap ko aur apney bachon ko is cheez sey bacha saktey hain

    Agar feminism aur gender equality ko side rakh k gender equity ki Baat ki jaye to zyada acha hai.

    In Islam
    Husband ka martaba biwi sey zyada hai
    Maa ka baap sey char guna zyada hai
    Beta aur beti equal hain

  • In my opinion both persons mentioned here are wrong and they are extremists in their own ways. But I think real culprits are these channels. They can cross any stupid limit for ratings. Allah ko to bhulaye hi baithy hain.

    • Exactly jb baat shut up tak ai thi to sath hi dono k mic off ker dene chahiye thay, news channel is responsible for whatever happened in that show 😡😡

  • In my view Khalil should have not loose his Cool and everyone knows about Marvi how she thinks we live in Islami Jahmoria Pakistan that’s enough for us

  • I support #khalilrehmanqamar because he at very 1st moment ask to dont speak in mid of his speach. But that be haya aurat #marvisirmad ask him to abuse me, she gave example by herself that by these slogans #merajismmerimarzi any body who belive in #merajismmereAllahkimarzi. Ask these so called Muslim womens to convert from islam 1st and then they are free to say these rediculous slogans.
    Hats of to #khalilqamar #bycotMarvisirmed #shame her for calling herself Muslim.
    My question to #Prime minister #ImranKhan Yeh hai aap ki madinay ki ryasat jahan #marvisirmad jesi behaya ouraten kehti hn #merajismmerimarzi plz take action if u really wants Riyast e madina in pakistan and ban this #AuratMarch.

  • Wahh dil khush kardeya Khalil sahb ne ..halankai m not his fan jaisi ghatiya aurat ko support karnai waalai bhi ghataya log he hai ..

  • Ic orat ko bulaya q Tha? She deserves more, orat ko sirf wo haqoq chahiay jo Allah na diay hain, jb koi bhi cheez had sa barhti ha tabahi lati ha, Kia last year k posters nahi dakhay sb na, muqabala karna ha to Karo na bibi ab apny orat hony pa female card q kheel rahi ho? Allah na mard ko foqeyat di ha Pakistan ki ortun ko Azadi k name pa gumrah mat Karo.Kashmir ki woman’s k liay q nahi bolti yh so called……… Orat.Media bhi cheezun ko uchal raha ha. Mard or ortun ko ak dosray k samny LA raha ha. Had hoti ha Har cheez ki

  • it was better when he didn’t give interviews, i don’t see what his problem is when he is living happily with a wife & grown up children for many years, everybody has bad memories not just him

  • Ban kiun huna chaea kalil Saab ko Marvi jasi aurtun ko jatni galian perd kum hain aur celebrities ko kia taklif hai hr mamlay mein kud perti hain

  • All this hue and cry of equality and rights and restlessnes in our country is due to we are far from religion .we have forgotten religion .Islam have given all rights to women which other religions did not .Then is it a need to come on roads and demand equality and rights?Time to understand teachings of islam and follow them

    • I agree with you that Islam has given all the rights for women. The only problem is that no one wants to put those teachings into practice. Men like Khalil ur Rehman and women that support his ideology say that there is no need for an Aurat march because women already have all the rights, yet those same people don’t give women the rights they deserve in Islam. For example, there is no instance in the quran or the hadith that showed that Prophet P.B.U.H. lost his temper and cursed at another person using dirty and vile language. If we say that we are muslims, then shouldn’t we follow the life and teachings of the prophet? This also applies to Marvi Sarmid, who should not have interrupted him, nor used vile language during the interview or in her tweets.

      Before Islam prescribed the hijab for women, men were told to lower their gaze. Yet a woman wearing modest decent clothing, fully covered, cannot walk unharassed in the streets of Pakistan, with men following their every move with their eyes as well as verbally harassing them. In Islam a woman has as much a right to education as a man, but the male literacy rate in the country is 71%, while the female literacy rate is 46%. In 2017, there were 460 reported cases of honor killings in Pakistan, with 194 male and 376 female victims. These were just the reported cases, with the actual cases suspected to be closer to a 1000. You can see from the numbers alone the disproportionate number of female victims to male. Then there is the issue of marital rape

      For the people that will say that the Aurat March is not talking about these issues, but instead addressing fazool issues like “Khana khud garam karo,” I would say those placards get the most media attention, but the majority of the people attending are advocating for the issues I addressed above.

      • When they know that placards like Mra jism, Lo beth gai main gather more attention, why do they bring them?
        Just because of this kind of placards common people in Pakistan hate (even a small word) Feminism. These kinda slogans take it away from the real cause.
        I don’t know what the facts say about literacy rate but go to whichever university you want and whichever department you want there will be almost 70% girls and 30% boys in every class. Girls get way more seats than boys in medical colleges, engineering and many other fields. I do not know anyone near me whose girls do not go to school but I see boys, working as mechanics or driving Rickshaw’s here in the village for their families.
        You want to march, march for your share in property, for health facilities, for more educational opportunities, against domestic abuse etc. We will always stand by you.
        Also I just want to know one thing how will women getting out on road benefit a lady in the undeveloped area being abused by her husband or anyone? How will you asking for education on road help a girl in areas like thar, south punjab who wants to go to school but her parents couldn’t afford that? Here I will quote QB
        “Real feminist gets down to work and wastes no time shouting for her “rights” ”
        Giving donations to the families in these areas, collecting funds to provide them with hospitals, medicines and schools might help more than just coming on the road and talk about rights for a day.

  • Mehreen jabbar bhaang pi hui thi MNYH ka script lety hue? KRQ tub b aesa hi tha aur aaj b aesa hi ha…sub peechy chala jaata ha jub paisay nazar aaty hain

  • My body , my choice . It was originally made for kids who got sexually abused , women who got raped , acid attacks , domestic violence etc etc. But SOME Pakistani Muslim women started using it as “oh let’s dress as a hoe , my body my choice “ .

  • Khalil ur Rehman seems like a person of limited education and ill mannered , no justification for such low class remarks from him, but that’s what he is. He has his opinion, and Marvi had hers. I am not siding anyone. Khalil appears to lack class and knowledge to be put on TV

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