Upon his daughter’s passing, Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar cried inconsolably, beating his chest
Lahore: (Web Desk) Renowned Pakistani playwright Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar has revealed a previously undisclosed aspect of his life that has left his admirers disheartened. He stated that he cried inconsolably and beat his chest upon the birth of his daughter.
While giving an interview to a podcast, Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar shared that his daughter passed away at the tender age of two and a half years. He explained the reason for her demise, revealing that she accidentally consumed petrol, which made her severely ill and led to her passing.
Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar recounted a painful episode from his past, explaining that he used to be a bank employee with a modest income. He often used a motorbike for transportation. In his house, there was a glass containing petrol. Unfortunately, his daughter mistakenly drank from it, which he only discovered upon returning home. He noted that men may not cry visibly, but he couldn’t bear the tragedy and cried uncontrollably.
Regarding his views on women wearing semi-revealing attire, Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar expressed that men in society are the ones who are most harassed. He emphasized that dressing provocatively serves to harass men. He pointed out the double standards in society, where it’s not harassment when a man looks at a girl, as long as he finds her attractive. However, if the same man looks at a girl and doesn’t find her attractive, it’s labeled as harassment.
He criticized the culture that he believes encourages bold attire for women in Pakistani dramas. Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar expressed his condemnation of such a culture, which he believes is responsible for harassing men.
Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar has three daughters, and he explained that he values women greatly because they play a significant role in society. He stated that it is because of women that society functions.
It’s worth noting that some time ago, actress Hania Aamir had praised Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar for writing the best female characters in Pakistani dramas. She pointed out that he and other writers like him, such as Sarmad Sehbai and Mohammad Ahmed, have penned the best roles for women.
Hania Aamir also praised working with emerging actors like Wahaj Ali, mentioning that working with them was enjoyable, as they are talented actors. She appreciated the new actors’ talent and skills, stating that female actors often have more talent compared to their male counterparts.
Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar is particularly known for incorporating the dialogue “Do takay ki aurat” (a two-bit woman) in his script in the drama “Mere Paas Tum Ho” and has faced criticism for derogatory remarks against women. He has been associated with writing multiple popular dramas and films, and his work has received both acclaim and criticism.