Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar

Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar (Urdu: خلیل الرحمان قمر‎) is a conservative Pakistani writer, director, lyricist and occasional actor known for some of popular Pakistani dramas and some of surrounding controversies.


Quotes of Khalil-ur-Rehman QamarEdit

  • English Translation: ...Women are not a cheaters (to their husbands), and the ones who cheat on (their husband), are not women
  • Original urdu language quote: "...Jo aurat hoti hai woh bewafa nahi hoti, aur jo bewafa hoti hai woh aurat nahi hoti’ ." Ref [1]
  • "I don't call every woman a woman, whether you like it or not... There's only one thing that makes a woman beautiful and that's haya (modesty) and wafa (loyalty). If you don't have those, I call you non-women."
    • Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar in conversation with Yashfah Butt quoted in images.dawn December 24, 2019
  • "..Khuda gawa hai mere se bara feminist Pakistan mein koi nahi hai”
  • "I am fighting for the good women, there is no bigger feminist in Pakistan than me....I will give them equal rights, but a little below [men]"
    • Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar in conversation with Yashfah Butt quoted in images.dawn December 24, 2019
  • "Have you seen the news where a woman was kidnapped by five men? But have you ever heard of five women kidnapping a man? Do that! If you want equality then do that!.....I'll know there's equality if I hear about women robbing buses and gang-raping men."
    • Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar in conversation with Yashfah Butt quoted in images.dawn December 24, 2019
  • "What even are these rights that women want? Your problem is that us men have stolen your rights so cleverly you don't know what they are. Instead of finding that out, you want our rights."
  • ”What is the greatest thing women fear from men? That he’ll leave them for another. So that other woman is another woman, right? The other woman is not a man. They’re bringing each other down on the one hand and raising a fuss about it too.”
  • ”The first time a man sees a woman, she has Rs50,000 worth of makeup on. After marriage, she turns out to be something else. You should only sell the product that I’m going to spend the rest of my life with… I’m not going to spend the rest of my life with makeup from Depilex. Show your true face.”
  • "...aap shorts pehne gi ye permission kabhi ni di jaigi apko. Subcontinent mai kabhi ni di jaigi...”.
  • “A woman’s beauty lies in her piety and loyalty. When a man leaves the house, he leaves his trust, wealth, love and respect in her hands and if she opens that up to another man, then I’m sorry to say, I don’t consider that a woman but rather a non-woman”.

Quotes from Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar's DramasEdit

  • “...shirk toh khuda bhi maaf nahi karta.”

Quotes about Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar's DramasEdit

  • "...On the surface, there are a lot of problems with the series. For starters, it is written from a very male perspective for a female audience. .... Despite these flaws, MPTH caught the nation’s imagination and how? ... Was this the male #MeToo I wondered as a man appeared on a vlog to talk about his own real-life now former cheating wife?...The serial Meray Paas Tum Ho) wins mainly because it appeals to our inner do takka that loves everything bad, non PC and immoral...."

Quotes about Khalil-ur-Rehman QamarEdit

  • "Khalil sahib was an enigma five years ago; ... We had no clue who he was at the time,...He has done a disservice to himself – though he doesn’t think so, because now he is a cheerleader for very, very ugly conservative, problematic thoughts in this country. He has unmasked himself and what he has revealed is deeply ugly...The very, very sad thing is that he has a constituency. I saw him speaking on a channel the other day and men were cheering him on. The producer told me, aap ignore karein, ap bhi tou engage kar rahi hain (ignore him, why are you engaging). Why should I ignore? He is sh**ting on my fellow artists, on women, on transgender folk.... This is the country where we live....,"
  • “I was shocked when I heard what he said recently, body shaming others, cursing out on live TV.......This man is trying to stamp a stereotype upon actresses which has persisted for years and years, and which we have been trying so hard to break. It makes me angry. But then, look at how the masses have responded to him. They are calling him a hero. It’s scary calling out someone in a world like this.....I have seen so much negativity but now I have developed empathy for people like Khalil sahib, and also for people who think that it’s okay to lash out at a woman on social media. I think that they must lead troubled lives that have made them so vicious. Khalil sahib must have had a difficult childhood and terrible relationships with the women in his family, perhaps his mum or his sisters. Why else would he pass such judgments so easily?”
    • Ayesha Omar in Dawn March 22, 2020
  • "... I am shocked at what I have just heard and seen!! Sick to the core. This same man who abused a woman on tv is revered and given project after project because of what? We are as much to blame if not more for perpetuating this thinking!...”

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