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Woman files petition against drama serial ‘Meray Pass Tum Ho’

A woman has filed a petition against the much-hyped drama serial 'Meray Pass Tum Ho' in Lahore's civil court for excessively insulting women. This is another step in the series of backlash the drama serial and its controversial writer, Khalil ur Rehman, have faced.

A woman has filed a petition against the much-hyped drama serial ‘Meray Pass Tum Ho’ in Lahore’s civil court. The woman has asked the court to stop the airing of the final episode of the drama serial as it insults women.

“The writer of this script has shown his mental harshness against the dignity of women in a very disrespectful manner,” the petition read.

A woman named Maham filed a petition through her lawyer Advocate Majid Chaudhry and has implicated PEMRA, Punjab Film Censor Board, ARY Digita, Nadeem Baig, and Humayun Saeed.

Civil Judge Naila Ayub summoned PEMRA, Baig, and Saeed to submit their replies. The court has set the hearing date on January 24th. The final episode of Meray Pass Tum Ho will air on January 25th in cinemas and TV screens countrywide.

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Cinemas recorded a whopping sale of the tickets for the final episode of drama serial Meray Pass Tum Ho. According to boxofficedetails.com, “at the close of business on Thursday, Meray Paas Tum Ho has clocked over Rs1.5million in advance sales.”

The serial has made several rating records. Episode 1 and 3 of the serial got 10.9 TRPs and 15.5 TRPs, 18 and 16 got 23.9 and 22.6 TRPs, and episode 17 and 22 got 24.9 and 26.2 TRPs.

The controversial drama serial had been in the news for its objectionable comments on women. The drama, besides racking up massive viewership also received considerable backlash.

Feminists reacted over the producer and playwright of drama serial, Khalil-ur-Rehman demeaning women with dialogues like ‘Do Takay ki Larki’.

Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar is confronting tongue-lashing for his derogatory and sexist comments against women spurred by ongoing drama serial.

The acclaimed director and writer has, under his belt, hit drama serials like Pyaray Afzal, Sadqay Tumharay, ongoing drama serial Meray Pass Tum Ho, and Kaaf Kangana – his directorial debut on the silver screen.

His explosive interview with a web channel further exuded the writer’s disdain towards women.

Celebrities found his views regressive and archaic when he said women will have to gang rape men if they want equality. Adding that he is fighting for a ‘good woman’ through his drama serial and proclaimed he is the biggest feminist in Pakistan.

Qamar said loyalty is solely a woman’s duty, adding that he believes in equal rights for women but still on a lower level. He remarked: “A woman’s only beauty is her self-respect and honour.”

In another episode of contempt towards women he disparaged actress Eshal Fayyaz after rumors of their marriage circulated.

The serial is heading toward its finale but Qamar continues to receive unfriendly reviews from people.