It is no secret that Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar is a man of many opinions. He has used both his writing skills as well as his position as a well-known media personality to broadcast his opinions on many topics; the most prominent being feminism. If the successful dramas written by the playwright offer the audience a glimpse of the philosophy he lives by; he uses the time offered to him on different talk-shows hosted on national television to unabashedly explain his philosophy in detail.
This no holds barred attitude of his often lands him into trouble with his large number of critics. The man has been “cancelled” by a wide section of society over his views. However, there is another wider section of audience who faithfully follow and agree with Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar’s views. It is this section of audience that gives Khalil Ur Rehman all his power and confidence. And now he is using that power to become even more prominent on television but this time not as a guest. As a host.
Public with Khalil Ur Rehman
Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar is all set to host his own current affairs show, namely “Public with Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar” on a private news channel, Public News. The show has released its first teaser which shows Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar using his signature loftiness. Judging by the teaser, the show is going to revolve around various political topics and how they concern and impact the “public” of the country.
Adnan Siddiqui lent his support to the writers’ new venture by posting the teaser of the upcoming show on his Instagram stories and encouraged Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar.
“Expect him to speak the truth as it is. Ruffle a few feathers politically and socially and shoot from the lip!” read Adnan Siddiqui’s caption.
Ace director Nadeem Baig, who has directed many Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar scripts, had also endorsed and supported this venture with a now deleted tweet.
It is quite interesting how despite being known for his problematic statements as well as a hard-to-work personality, Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar has been offered to head and host a show by an entity as serious as a news channel. Will Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar use this platform productively by being a genuine voice of reason representing the public against the various murky politics that runs rampant within the country? Or will he use it to yet again to force his strictly personal views by wrapping them in the cloak of objective truth on the audience? Only time will tell.
According to Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar’s social media post the show is set to air later this month on Public News.