Khalilur Rehman Qamar Loses His Cool, Hurls Insults At Naya Daur Editor On Live TV
Controversial playwright Khalilur Rehman Qamar lost his cool and hurled insults at Naya Daur Managing Editor Ailia Zehra during a live TV discussion, and left the show when asked to behave himself.
During a panel discussion on divorce rate and child marriages, Rehman began to use inappropriate language while attacking the fellow panelist. Upon being told by the host, Awais Iqbal, to speak respectfully, he went on an outburst and left the show while shouting.
Later, the crew members tried to convince him to come back, but he became more abusive after leaving the studio and went on to term Ailia Zehra a ‘RAW agent’. He also used gendered slurs against both women panelists after going off air.
Just had a horrible encounter with toxic masculinity. Khalilur Rehman Qamar lost his marbles during a talk show when I called him out over his hateful rhetoric. He left the show while yelling at the top of his lungs. Called me a RAW agent and spewed sexist slurs pic.twitter.com/KPAKHqXv1k
— Ailia Zehra (@AiliaZehra) February 19, 2021
In his fit of anger, Rehman also told the producer of the show that his action was justified because Ailia Zehra had not greeted him when he entered the studio for the show.
This is not the first time Khalilur Rehman Qamar has behaved inappropriately on TV. In March last year, Rehman had abused activist Marvi Sirmed during a TV discussion on Aurat March and the slogan ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ (my body, my choice).