Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar in the news again; for all the wrong reasons

Khalil-ur-Rehman has once again attracted the bad press after he was found hurling sexist slurs at a well-known journalist and social activist Marvi Sirmed in a heated argument with a Marvi Sirmed, in a talk show at a private channel.


In a panel discussion over the issue of the organizing of ‘Aurat March’, the two individuals were seen lashing out at each other. Prior to this, Mr. Qamar has been in the limelight for his widely popular TV serial ‘Meray Paas Tum ho’ lately. However, Mr. Qamar has often been under sever criticism for his controversial remarks against the women.

In this recent incident with Marvi Sirmed, the panel was asked to comment on the court’s ruling legalizing ‘Aurat March’, and when inquired about it, Mr.Qamar stated that slogans such as ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ should not be used by the women marchers and that he finds it discomforting when individuals like Marvi Sirmed advocate for women. Upon these remarks, Marvi Sirmed intervened and a spat broke out between the two.