I can suicide, but will not apologise: Khalil Ur Rahman Qamar
Amid the talk of town about the exchange of harsh words between Pakistan’s famous drama writer and Women activist Marvi Sarmad, Khalil Ur Rahman Qamar has been criticized massively by the rightists and his own fraternity as well. However, in his recent interview Khalil Ur Rahman Qamar has clarified that he would not apologize for his works uttered during a TV program with Marvi Sarmad.
اب یہ شرارت کس نے کی ہے!
“98 فیصد لوگ خلیل الرحمن کیساتھ کھڑے ہیں باقی وہی لوگ خلاف ھے جو امی سے کہتے ہیں میری شکل ابو سے کیوں نہیں ملتی”
— Khalil ur Rehman Qamar (@Khalil_ur_RQM) March 5, 2020
After the debate became viral on social media and mainstream media, the public responded differently, some stood by Khalil Ur Rahman Qamar, while others support ‘Aurat March.’ Moreover, the reaction took severity and it led to the back off of 7 contracts between Geo TV Network and KRQ.
Announcement 📢 pic.twitter.com/rqPNuyALVD
— HarPal Geo (@HarPalGeoTv) March 5, 2020
Khalil Ur Rahman Qamar’s response
KRQ has responded saying that Geo Netwrok has used abusive language against him and he would also not be working with Geo TV. In his latest interview, he said that he had affiliation with ARY News since years, however, due to some close friends, he signed contract with GEO TV, but it was non- exclusive contract and therefore, he would not be working with Geo TV for any Drama or Film.
It is important to note that the film God-The Great movie was to be released next month written by KRQ screened by Geo. But due to end of contract, the film would not be released on Geo TV.
Boycott Geo top trend on Tweeter
The boycott of Geo is top trend on Tweeter. This has created a mess and has divided the people’s opinion about the upcoming Aurat March on March 8 across the country. This March is third in row in Pakistan in the name of Mera Jism Meri marzi as its popular slogan. The lolly wood industry is also supporting the march many leading actresses in Pakistan have criticized KRQ including famous TV actress Mahira Khan.