Shaniera Akram, a foreign woman who embraced the culture and the country Pakistan like she always lived here. Being the wife of Wasim Akram, Shaniera resides in Karachi while staying in Pakistan.
People often share how it is difficult for a foreigner to embrace a different culture, especially the South Asian culture, given how the norms and practices are confined and stricter. In the case of Shaniera Akram, she definitely made it look so simple.
Taking Pakistan As her Own, She is Profoundly Involved in Social Work Around the Country
Thanks to Ocean Mall and McDonalds Pakistan, The Akram Foundation celebrated #UniversalChildrensDay with over 100 very deserving children. The smiles and laughter was enough to warm your heart forever #TAF pic.twitter.com/vJSy7hyLSl
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) November 20, 2017
Just Look at her Love for the Country!
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) September 27, 2017
Addressing Such Important Issues Shows her Devotion
Given how the culture of Pakistan insinuates women to wear a dupatta on their heads (which is a choice for many), whenever Shaniera is addressing a matter in the public, she has her head covered.
Shaukat Khanum does not just offer treatment for cancer it's a place that also gives hope & love to its patients. Support is so important for those suffering from any disease & #SKMCH is a hospital that offers just that.I'm so grateful to know this place exists in our country❤️ https://t.co/RC22GIBaBF
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) November 16, 2017
All of that Aside, a Man Asked Shaniera Akram the Food Places to Visit When in Karachi
This man tweeted to Shaniera Akram he will be visiting Karachi after 9 years. He asked for Shaniera’s recommendations in particular.
@iamShaniera Hi Shaniera, hope you're well.. I'm coming to Karachi after 9 years in Dec.. Can you please suggest some nice restaurants? Street food? Anything in particular to watch out for?
— Salman K (@Humpy78) November 21, 2017
And Shaniera’s Reply Just Proves How She Knows Karachi Too Well
Given how Karachi has amazing food, her answer was super fitting. But even in her reply, she stated how Pakistan overall serves great food.
Don't worry , if there is one thing you shouldn't stress about when visiting Pakistan, its food! Everything is good! https://t.co/Fk6iVkB1TX
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) November 22, 2017
Definitely, have to ask Shaniera how she feels about her biryani…with aloo or without aloo…because these questions matter to us.
It is lovely to see how this woman embraces Pakistan so well and always makes us feel how she is definitely not an outsider. Love her devotion towards Pakistan.
More power to you, Shaniera Akram!