"He leaves for work in the morning and stays until the evening."
Nadia Afgan expressed her belief that men should be appreciated more in society.
Nadia said that men are often ignored and their contributions as a provider go unnoticed.
Calling for an end to this mentality, she said:
“It is very sad. We do not appreciate men enough.
“We always talk about the mother, never the father. Why not?
“What does that man do? He leaves for work in the morning and stays until the evening.
“I don’t think there is a more altruistic person in the world than a father.”
She clarified that not all men are the same and that some “slip up” but despite this, they still try their best to provide a life for their children.
During an interview with Fuchsia Magazine, Nadia said she believes men are selfless human beings who put their family’s needs before their own.
She continued: “One makes money and thinks that it’s for themselves.
“Men don’t do that because they’ve been taught since childhood that they’re the caretakers.”
Highlighting societal expectations for men, Nadia said:
“No crying, you must tolerate it, you’re a man, you can’t cry.
“Why? Why can’t he cry? Why can’t he be worried? Men get worried too.”
She shared the importance of recognising the signs of mental health in men and that the varied responsibilities could have an impact emotionally.
Nadia Afgan is known to be vocal in her opinions and has often made the headlines with her thoughts on certain issues.
Earlier in 2023, Nadia expressed a desire for a ban on dramas that portrayed men in highly obsessive roles.
She referred to the serial Kaisi Teri Khudgarzi which showed Danish Taimoor play a misogynistic character who becomes obsessive in gaining love from a woman who belongs to a different social class.
Nadia stated that it was time drama serials showed the power of consent and that regardless of gender, one should not join the path of sabotage when they have been rejected.
Explaining her thoughts about the drama, Nadia said:
“We are teaching young kids that once you like someone you should go crazy after them and go with guns to chase them. Imagine!
“There is no need to become obsessive about it. Why be so possessive?”
She added that it was imperative that Pakistani dramas showcased healthy relationships, be it between a couple or in extended family relations.