Saeed Anwar blames working women for destroying society

Former Pakistani cricketer Saeed Anwar finds himself in the eye of a storm after making controversial remarks regarding women's empowerment and financial independence. In a viral clip making rounds, Anwar laments the rise in divorce rates, attributing it to women gaining the freedom to work outside their homes and achieve financial autonomy. Anwar recounted encounters with individuals from various countries who allegedly bemoaned the societal breakdown caused by women entering the workforce. He said, “New Zealand’s captain [for the national men’s cricket team] Kane Williamson called me to ask, ‘How will our society get better?’ The Australian mayor said to me, ‘Our culture has been destroyed since our women entered the workforce.’rdblquote The cricketer also claimed, “Since women have started working in Pakistan, divorce rates have climbed by thirty percent in the last three years.” “This is a whole game plan. You will not understand this game plan unless you find guidance,” Anwar emphasised the ‘risks’ of women embracing financial independence. Anwar's remarks have drawn sharp criticism for their patriarchal outlook. Many on social media condemned his views as archaic and harmful, pointing out the importance of women's financial independence and their right to work.