I don’t write for those who lack the skill to comprehend: Khalilur Rehman Qamar

12:18 PM | 5 Nov, 2019
I don’t write for those who lack the skill to comprehend: Khalilur Rehman Qamar

LAHORE- Scriptwriter Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, popularly known for dramas like Sadqay Tumhare, Pyaray Afzal and Mere Paas Tum ho, recently sparked major controversy after a recent interview of his spread like wildfire on social media.

The celebrated writer, who made his film directorial debut with Kaaf Kangana, in the interview, entered a strange spiel about his take on feminism and gender “equality”. He passed on some insulting comments about women, infidelity, as well as defended his misogynistic approach found in many of his scripts.

Qamar is being criticized all over social media for what his derogatory remarks. However, in a new statement given to a local publication, the Qamar says that he doesn’t care about the backlash he has received.

In yet another interview, the director said he doesn't care about what people have to say about him. According to him, people are just jealous of his fame.

“I call such people sick and one should pray for their recovery,” Qamar stated. “Those who say that my dialogues are verbose, I would just want to say to them that I do not talk vulgar in a routine so how would I do that in my writing?”

He added, “If someone lacks the sense to comprehend my writing and considers that it is hard to understand, I can’t help but pity their lack of mindlessness. If I am honest, I don’t write for those who lack the skill to comprehend. I have no way of teaching the dumb.”

Talking about his writing style, he said, “Anyone who would try to change my writing would never be seen in any of my dramas or films."

"Isn’t it unfortunate that a man who defends his script is called rude? My dialogues are poetic. A pause in the rhythm ruins the entire scene. Hence, I need to express my anger. Now it is up to you how you label it.”

Qamar triggered many last week when he said he can decide what makes a woman, in fact, a woman, "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."

He challenged people to "go ahead and file a case against me or cook up a #MeToo case, I don’t care but I won’t be able to call every woman a woman, this is not true with me at all".

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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