Missing your loved ones this Ramazan? Shaniera Akram knows how you feel

Missing your loved ones this Ramazan? Shaniera Akram knows how you feel

The philanthropist expressed her longing for her husband, and her wish for everything to get back to normal.
14 Apr, 2021

Philanthropist Shaniera Akram took to Instagram to lament the physical distance between her and her husband, cricket legend Wasim Akram. She took the opportunity to also pass on her prayers to others finding themselves in similar positions of longing, suffering or struggle this Ramazan.

The Akrams don't seem to be enjoying the distance between them. "145 days we have been apart! The longest ever," she wrote.

Shaniera has been in Melbourne for the past 145 days, while Wasim — who only yesterday was revealed to be among the initial inductees of PCB's hall of fame, alongside Imran Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis and Hanif Mohammed — has been busy in Karachi, keeping an eagle eye out for pollution along the city's coast.

She said she believed that "this world will end its suffering soon", noting there are people who have lost more than she has. She prays everyone gets vaccinated so that life can go back to normal.

"My prayers to those during this Holy month of Ramadan who are suffering, struggling, in longing or sadly saying goodbye to loved ones," she wrote in her lengthy post.

Towards the end of the post she expressed her desire to help Pakistan as much as she can and said she will do her best to be a good mother and citizen all the way from Melbourne.

Wasim also commented on the post saying, "Hey love, missing my girls so much."

The pandemic has made for a very strange Ramazan and we expect an even stranger Eid. Though we aren't all able to be with our families, we should still follow SOPs and get vaccinated so that eventually, we can celebrate with our loved ones again.


Chrís Dăn Apr 14, 2021 02:33pm
This lady is genuinelly a part of my prayers and best wishes.
NYS Apr 14, 2021 03:44pm
See you soon girl
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Apr 14, 2021 03:52pm
United we stand, divided we fall.
realistic Apr 14, 2021 06:08pm
Can dawn please stop news from Waseem's akram Wife. She comes and try to lecture pakistanis all the time
jaredlee007 Apr 14, 2021 07:16pm
We don't need a lecture from Wasim's wife. Wasim betrayed Pakistan by engaging in match fixing. His wife should keep a low profile. She should communicate more with her husband than advertise her feelings through DAWN newspaper. We know what our feelings and values are for our spouses.
Syed Hafeez Imran Apr 15, 2021 12:11am
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad hiope they do not hurt themselves when they fall
Browngirl Apr 15, 2021 01:20am
She's slowly turning herself into a Gwyneth Paltrow of Pakistan. Don't do that.
A shah Apr 15, 2021 03:06am
I know she loves India
Farrukh Khan Apr 15, 2021 08:24am
She never missed to raised her voice and stands for others.
Nadim Apr 15, 2021 11:37pm
Reading some of the comments below made me realise how bigoted our people are. Even in Ramadan they don’t have good words to say for others.