Renowned screenwriter Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar has stirred controversy once again, this time by criticizing Miss Pakistan Global 2022, Sana Hayat, as a viral clip of the duo’s interaction went during a talk show went viral.
The two were invited as guests on the show, where Sana Hayat discussed the challenges women face in their daily lives and the difficulties in securing equal opportunities and employment.
During the show, Khalil-ur-Rehman acknowledged the hardships faced by women but expressed concern that focusing solely on personal experiences might limit one’s perspective.
The Mere Pass Tum Ho writer highlighted the concept of meritocracy, suggesting that women who strive for success through merit can achieve it. However, he raised concerns that those who opt for alternative paths may unintentionally undermine the hard work of deserving men.
While Khalil-ur-Rehman’s perspective resonated with some netizens who appreciated his candid approach and logical reasoning, it drew sharp criticism from hardcore feminists and others.
Critics viewed his views on gender equality and women’s rights as misogynistic and dismissive, claiming that they undermine the ongoing struggle for equal opportunities and rights for women.
The discussion between Khalil and Sana Hayat has reignited the ongoing debate about gender equality in Pakistan, with social media buzzing with both support and opposition to Khalil Ur Rehman’s views.
The clash of perspectives highlights the complex and multifaceted nature of the gender equality discussion in the country, and it remains a topic of significant debate and activism.