Fiza Ali criticizes Adnan Siddiqui's "Fly" remark; Khalilur Rehman Qamar offers support

03:02 PM | 17 Apr, 2024
Adnan Siddique

In the wake of actor Adnan Siddiqui's controversial comparison of women to house flies on national television, criticism continues to pour in from both fans and colleagues. Despite Siddiqui's attempts to downplay his remarks as a harmless joke, television host Fiza Ali seized the moment to publicly condemn his viral statement on her morning show.

Expressing her dismay, Fiza stated, "As a woman, I am deeply troubled by Adnan Siddiqui's comments. As a public figure, he should be more mindful of the impact of his words, especially when they perpetuate harmful stereotypes." She further urged Siddiqui to reflect on the implications of his words and issue a public apology to women worldwide.

Highlighting the need for accountability, Fiza underscored, "You owe it to all the women out there to acknowledge your mistake and apologize. Women are not to be demeaned or compared to insects."

However, amidst the uproar, screenwriter and director Khalilur Rehman Qamar stepped forward to defend Siddiqui's intentions. Describing Siddiqui as a respectable individual who respects women, Qamar attributed the controversy to a misunderstanding of Siddiqui's words.

During an appearance on an Eid transmission, Qamar facilitated a call with Siddiqui, who clarified the context behind his comments. "I was simply illustrating a point about chasing after women," Siddiqui explained. "The fly was merely a metaphor to convey the idea that pursuing women can sometimes be futile."

Both Qamar and Siddiqui emphasized that the remarks were intended as light-hearted humor and should not be misconstrued as derogatory towards women.

Reflecting on the incident, Qamar lamented the hypersensitivity of modern society, where even innocuous remarks are scrutinized and criticized. "In today's world, it seems you can't make any comment without someone taking offense," he remarked.

As the debate continues to unfold, Siddiqui finds himself at the center of a heated discussion on the power of language and the boundaries of humor in an increasingly sensitive society.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 27, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.15 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.35.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.25 280
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.15 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.35 74.1
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Baht THB 7.67 7.82


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