Celebs jump into war of words between Shaniera Akram and Feroze Khan

10:47 PM | 19 Dec, 2022
Celebs jump into war of words between Shaniera Akram and Feroze Khan

Many celebrities have jumped into the war of words between TV actor Feroze Khan and Australian social worker Shaniera Akram over the issue of child safety.

Actress Ayesha Omar and model Fia Khan are the latest figures from the showbiz industry to come out in support of Shaniera.

The row started when Shaniera, wife of former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, criticised the Khaani actor for driving with his son in his lap. She posted a series of Instagram stories, schooling the general public and the actor about the road safety rules. In response, Khan made a snarky comment about Shaniera's advice. 

However, Shaniera suggested Khan to look at the bigger picture and not take the criticism to heart.

Shaniera's viewpoint has received support from certain quarters of the showbiz industry. Tutti Fruiti singer Ayesha Omar and supermodel Fia Khan shared their own road accident experiences to highlight the importance of road safety protocols. 

Ayesha reposted Shaniera's now-expired Instagram stories where the latter suggested, “Especially if you are in a new car, the tiniest little bump to the car can set the airbags off so fast and without warning. If your child is in the front seat or on your lap, the airbags can be fatal to an unbuckled child."

The Bulbulay famed actress emphasized how following basic safety rules "SAVES LIVES."

The Kaaf Kangana star added, “Thank you for raising your voice about this, Shaniera. 7 years ago, TODAY, I was in a terrible car accident and I broke 4 bones in my upper body, sitting in the backseat (not the front seat even). Had I been wearing a seat belt, I wouldn't have suffered any injuries, I was told. Since that day, I never sit in a car without a seat belt and always ask others to also do so. I cannot stress the importance of seat belts enough. For yourselves and your children. And every human, riding in a car."

Fia Khan also shared how she met with an accident but didn't suffer much, luckily. She wrote on Instagram, "2013 on Womens day me and my daughter had a terrible accident on the Sherpao Bridge Lahore (Pakistan). Thankfully born & grown up in Berlin where there is no option of not wearing a belt, made me & my family use to wearing it. Cut short, the car overturned several times and we landed upside down on the opposite side of the road. If we wouldn't have been wearing the belts, trust me! We would have been out of the windscreen and maybe down the bridge."

Fia Khan also sent love to Ayesha and Shaniera for raising their voice.

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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