“When you get married you become part of another family. When I got married I became part of another country – an awesome one.” Shaniera Akram
Shaniera Akram truly is Pakistan’s Bhabhi. The philanthropist has rooted herself deep in Pakistan’s soil and has dipped her toes into patriotism with her never-ending love for the country and its people. Both she and her husband, cricket legend Wasim Akram have always projected their undying adoration for Pakistan, what with their own Akram Foundation that helps the impoverished and not to mention the couple breathing an allegiance that is both infectious and heartfelt.
A twitter handle @Arze_Pakistan posted a tweet dedicated to Shaniera, as part of a series to celebrate Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day
— Arz-e-Pakistan (@Arze_Pakistan) August 12, 2017
After Shaniera retweeted the tribute with a lovely, ‘bohut bohut shukriya,‘ a Pakistani responded with a few hateful string of words…
No one is that stupid . Only a few people are white worshippers now this country is changing please don't insult Pakistanis intelligence
— Sophia Khan (@sophiakhan707) August 12, 2017
To which she responded in the perfect way!
She declared rightfully that being a Pakistani isn’t about ‘the color of your skin,’ but rather ‘the color of your heart.’
What makes you Pakistani is not the colour of your skin darling it's the colour of your heart.And today mine is Green & White. What's yours? https://t.co/ebmoGl47cL
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) August 13, 2017
Her tweet gathered tremendous support from Pakistanis
Well said Shaniera. You are more and a better pakistani then most people living in pak.
— Golden Horde (@Golden__Horde) August 13, 2017
Who found it an opportune moment to commend her
You make me speechless every time Bhabi, you're more Pakistani then we are. You're the best person and our fav Bhai. You're Pak's daughter??
— Gondal_Momal93 (@MomalGondal93) August 13, 2017
And while others collectively poured out their affection for her stellar admiration for Pakistan
A lot of respect & love for our sister Shaniera.. Keep spreading the msg of empathy, love and compassion.. Stay blessed & in our hearts
— Engr. Mobeen UL Haq (@Mobeen14) August 13, 2017
Well said and we all love you for your undying love towards our country x
— Iram (@_shaayraana) August 13, 2017
Some encouraged Shaniera to ignore such negativity
Ignore those who spread hate. We know how much you love Pakistan??
— Hajrah Kiyani ?? (@Hajrahkiayni) August 13, 2017
And apologized on the troller’s behalf
We Are sorry to have some retards im our midst! Anyways have joyous celebrations and eat lots of jalebi (on ocassions only) ?✌
— Nauman (@Volvogradian) August 13, 2017
Truly a #PakistanZindabad moment indeed!
She is just barking don't listen to her bhabhi. We all love you a lot and we know that you love us more. #PakistanZindabad
— Tuba Imran (@TubaImran1) August 13, 2017
It really was a heartfelt response, and her gushing about being ‘green and white’ has earned her tremendous respect!
Pakistan and we love you shaniera ?
— Somia kyani (@WithDueRespct) August 13, 2017
What did you think of Shaniera’s response? Wasn’t it just lovely!