Shaniera Akram, the wife of Wasim Akram, schooled actress Minal Khan and her fiancé Ahsan Mohsin Ikram as the couple uploaded their video on Instagram.
The video showed Ahsan Ikram asking Minal Khan to sing a song while driving. Minal Khan was seen sitting in the passenger seat while Ahsan Ikram seems to be filming her video and driving at the same time as the couple went out to enjoy the first monsoon rain in Karachi. The Instagram story was widely circulated in which Ahsan asked the actress to sing a song.
The video perhaps caught social activist Shaniera Akram by surprise after watching the influential celebrities flouting traffic rules.
She took to her Instagram and posted her message to remind the couple of the impact and consequences of their actions.
“Come on guys, you’re famous, and have millions of followers, is it too hard to be a little bit more responsible?” Akram commented while sharing the story. “Put your seatbelt on and eyes on the road! I’m sorry to say but that won’t be as cute if she’s singing it in the hospital.”
With great power comes great responsibility
Minal Khan has 7 million followers on her Instagram account and with that comes a huge responsibility to set good examples and inspire her followers to respect and follow the rules especially during the rainy seasons when roads are slippery and driving becomes extra-cautious.
Fiance, Ahsan Mohsin Ikram also has 283k followers on Instagram.
Shaniera Akram has been using her digital space for raising awareness on civic issues. Back in 2020, she and Wasim Akram jointly raised the issues of excessive trash and disposal of waste at Karachi’s sea view.
She ran an active campaign as she posted several videos of garbage littering the beach that alerted and triggered authorities into action.