Is marriage the solution to mental disorders? Aftab Iqbal receives scathing criticism for absurd advice

02:00 PM | 16 Apr, 2019
Is marriage the solution to mental disorders? Aftab Iqbal receives scathing criticism for absurd advice
LAHORE - Popular television host Aftab Iqbal has expressed his views regarding hysteria that marriage is the cure to mental illness on his television show.  Iqbal had said that "marriage is the cure to mental illness" on his television show Khabarzar on 14th April episode showcased on Aap News.

The host had given a conclusion that 'without marriage, a woman gets mentally ill' despite having no experience in human psychology and psychiatry.

It's not only a biased comment by a public figure also it reflects the lack of understanding of mental illness in Pakistan. If a person appearing on national television is having such mindset up then we fear what a mediocre citizen must be having in his mind regarding human mentality and dealing life issues.

Even so, how can anyone make that leap from a woman’s relationship status and her health? In fact, he added fuel to the fire by adding that mental illness occurs when women opt to pursue careers instead of marriage. He blatantly stated ‘that’s what happens when you go against nature’.

Watch the complete episode:

In our opinion, Aftab Iqbal is not well aware of Pakistani women who are contributing to the country's economy significantly.

The Pakistani women of today do enjoy a better status than in the past. In modern Pakistan, women have held high offices including that of the Prime Minister, Speaker of the National Assembly, Leader of the Opposition, as well as federal ministers, judges, and generals in the armed forces.

Some people are reacting to Aftab Iqbal's statement on Twitter:

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

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.

Euro currently 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 - 25 Feb 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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