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Wasim Akram mistreated at Manchester Airport

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Former skipper Wasim Akram expressed anger over the security checking process he had to go through at Manchester Airport.

Describing the incident, he posted a picture of his insulins and an insulin bag on his Twitter account. In a series of tweets, he wrote about the trauma of being humiliated by the immigration authorities at the UK’s Manchester Airport.

He stated he was rudely questioned about the diabetes medicines in his luggage. Akram said he was “publicly asked” to take his insulin out of its medical cold case and put it in a plastic bag.

People objected that Wasim Akram is an acclaimed sportsman not only in Pakistan but in England as well, representing his country around the world.

The Manchester Airport authority quickly took notice of the incident and asked him to direct message them about the incident. Wasim Akram appreciated their prompt response and assured to get back to them soon.

Wasim Akram felt “very disheartened” because of the incident at Manchester airport. Adding; “I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. I felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped into a plastic bag.”

Akram stated how he does not demand to be treated differently and that he respects and acknowledges the security concerns however he wants travelers to be treated with respect and dignity while undergoing the security check process.

The legendary cricketer garnered support from netizens on social media, as his fans worldwide condemned the incident on Twitter.

People objected that Wasim Akram is an acclaimed sportsman not only in Pakistan but in England as well, representing his country around the world.

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​Akram was at the height of his career in 1997 when he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. The player has been on a regular dose of insulin ever since, even during his match days.

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