Shahveer Jafry And Shaniera Akram Have Both Spoken Up After Shaniera Called Him Out For Reckless Behavior

By Rameeza Ahmad | 30 Jul, 2019

Shaniera Akram called out Shahveer Jafry.

A lot of Pakistani YouTubers and influencers are those who have been living abroad their whole lives and visit Pakistan a few times a year, at best. One of these YouTubers happens to be Shahveer Jafry who has a massive audience. And a large chunk of that audience is from Pakistan and according to his social media, he’s currently in the country.

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Islamabad, you’re so pretty.

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As he documents his time in Pakistan, a recent video he posted to his social media caught the ire of Shaniera Akram. The video is of Shahveer leaning out of the window of a moving car and screaming. The accompanying caption for the video says ‘Only In Pakistan’.

Shaniera Akram took to her Instagram to criticize Shahveer for how he was using his influence in the completely wrong way. She chastised him for promoting the idea that one can do whatever the like in Pakistan; including breaking laws which are in place for public safety.

She asked him to visit trauma centers at hospitals with her that are filled with cases of people who have been in accidents so he can see firsthand just how dangerous it is to do what he was doing in the video.

In the end, she tells Shahveer that he should not be using his influence for promoting things like these. 

And people seem to be agreeing with what Shaniera bhabi had to say about the issue.

Since then, Shaniera and Shahveer have apparently spoken. Shaniera shared details in an updated Instagram post.

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I may have reacted harshly towards vblogger @shahveerjay only because I was so disappointed that someone with his large following would be so obtuse about the dangers of hanging out of a moving car window at high speeds and then posting it! Many of you defended him and that’s fine, he seems like his heart is in the right place, but he would have copped a lot worse than the spray I gave him had he been in another country and caught by the authorises. But we are in Pakistan and I will always defend for the betterment of Pakistan, I am a true believer that just because I am in Pakistan that It doesn’t mean I have the right to do what ever I want. We still have moral and cultural values to uphold. And I’m sorry if people don’t like when I voice my opinion but I’m not going to stay quiet on topics such as this. I am not out to pick fights but I will pull people up if I believe what they are doing is wrong. Like many of us who live in Pakistan, we see so much unnecessary death caused by road accidents that could have been avoided. We have more injuries and fatalities on our roads because of human error and it’s at its peak. In Pakistan I have come very close to being in some serious accidents, chased, almost run over twice by under age kids who have taken their parents car for a spin, I have seen children flung from arms, people hitting windscreens, dead bodies with head injuries because of no helmet, deaths by the dozen because of speeding, texting or reckless behaviour only just in my neighbour hood alone, that’s only me, can’t imagine what the rest my country goes through. I’m fed up with it, I have campaigned, met with traffic and road governing bodies, designed TVc, written articles, pleaded for speed humps and awareness billboards, talked on morning shows, donated and given hundreds of helmets away, talked at universities, stood outside schools handing out flyers and even cried to my friends who still don’t think they need to put their seatbelt on. So when this post came out I was furious. Shahveer and I have spoken and hope to campaign together about the awareness of road safety. I look forward to working with him and hopefully we can save some lives together !

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“I may have reacted harshly towards vlogger @shahveerjay only because I was so disappointed that someone with his large following would be so obtuse about the dangers of hanging out of a moving car window at high speeds and then posting it,” states Shaniera in her post.

“Many of you defended him and that’s fine, he seems like his heart is in the right place, but he would have copped a lot worse than the spray I gave him had he been in another country and caught by the authorities. But we are in Pakistan and I will always defend for the betterment of Pakistan, I am a true believer that just because I am in Pakistan, it doesn’t mean I have the right to do whatever I want. We still have moral and cultural values to uphold. And I’m sorry if people don’t like when I voice my opinion but I’m not going to stay quiet on topics such as [these].”

“I am not out to pick fights but I will pull people up if I believe what they are doing is wrong,” she continues.

“Like many of us who live in Pakistan, we see so much unnecessary death caused by road accidents that could have been avoided. We have more injuries and fatalities on our roads because of human error and it’s at its peak. In Pakistan I have come very close to being in some serious accidents, chased, almost run over twice by underage kids who have taken their parents car for a spin, I have seen children flung from arms, people hitting windscreens, dead bodies with head injuries because of no helmet, deaths by the dozen because of speeding, texting or reckless behavior only just in my neighborhood alone, that’s only me, can’t imagine what the rest my country goes through. I’m fed up with it, I have campaigned, met with traffic and road governing bodies, designed TVCs, written articles, pleaded for speed humps and awareness billboards, talked on morning shows, donated and given hundreds of helmets away, talked at universities, stood outside schools handing out flyers and even cried to my friends who still don’t think they need to put their seatbelt on. So when this post came out I was furious.”

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You think this can’t happen to you?? This is the reason you should never ever have children in a car with out a seat belt especially in the front seat! No matter what car your driving, how slow you are driving or where you are going, it is your responsibility to make sure your kids are protected. Can you imagine if a child was in this car, in the front seat? It takes one split second for Something like this to happen. And for those of you who drive expensive cars and think this can’t happen to you, think again. Actually the newer the car the more likely that your child will be injured from airbags, other passengers in the car or flung straight through the windshield. If you love your children, don’t put them at risk. Don’t spend the rest of your life in regret for something that takes 2 second to do. Buckle up and put them in the back.

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“Shahveer and I have spoken and hope to campaign together about the awareness of road safety,” she concludes. “I look forward to working with him and hopefully we can save some lives together!

Shahveer has since also tweeted out the following message:

 

What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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