Minal Khan, Ahsan Mohsin Ikram and Amal's recent car ride is a reminder why road safety is important

Minal Khan, Ahsan Mohsin Ikram and Amal's recent car ride is a reminder why road safety is important

The newlyweds let their niece enjoy the car ride from the driver's seat, ignoring basic road safety rules.
27 Jan, 2022

Minal Khan and Ahsan Mohsin Ikram are back on the road and most definitely not paying heed to what Shaniera Akram had called them out for for last year. After they were scolded for not following road safety protocols before, followers of the two actors expected more but it seems all the criticism went over their heads.

This time, Ikram and Khan took their niece, Amal (the toddler daughter of Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt) out on a drive where she sat on Ikram's lap and kept honking at everyone on the road.

Many Instagram users have called the couple "irresponsible" both for their actions and for laughing when it's not funny.

One user wrote, "Road safety and seat belts are so important. This is such crass and irresponsible behaviour from so-called influencers. If it were somewhere else, these two would be facing hefty fines. They should put the kid in the back, strapped in a car seat."

Another wrote that everything "about this video is wrong/annoying. Firstly the kid in the lap while driving and secondly the constant horns that may distract other drivers too. You want to have fun go to a restaurant or park, roads are not for fun!"

Others simply called it "nonsense" and pointed out how dangerous it is to drive the way Ikram and Khan did.

Last July, activist Shaniera Akram had called them out for not focusing on the road while during monsoon season. The couple had posted a video of Ikram recording Khan in the car while driving. She wasn't wearing a seatbelt either.

"Come on guys, you're famous, and have millions of followers, is it too hard to be a little bit more responsible? Put your seat-belt on and eyes on the road! I'm sorry to say but that wont be as cute if she's singing it in the hospital," she wrote.

Placing a child on the driver's lap is a common practice in Pakistan but it's very, very unsafe. People often think it's 'adorable' but the practice needs to end already. It's beyond unsafe for a variety of reasons. The child is obviously a distraction and the driver needs to concentrate on the road. It's also unsafe for the child — in the event of a crash, there is little chance of a child who is not strapped in by a seatbelt escaping very serious injuries. Even the deployment of an airbag will injure the child greviously.

We're not sure if Khan and Ikram are going to listen but after their recent video people have taken it upon themselves to tell the newlyweds that what they did isn't okay. If nothing else, they should be thinking of the safety of the child.


Nasir S. Jan 27, 2022 01:24pm
A sad reflection of the intelligence level of these celebrities. Any person with any level of IQ would understand the wrongs of all the actions in the video.
Truth Jan 27, 2022 01:27pm
And this is supposed to be news?? Anyone who is issued a driver's license should already know the road safety rules, before getting riding the car, motor bike or van...
Guest2020 Jan 27, 2022 01:38pm
Perfect example that fame and money cannot buy you a sense of right and wrong.
Nads Jan 27, 2022 01:44pm
If someone doesn’t learn even after going to school is there a point , education truely is wasted on some
Art Jan 27, 2022 01:54pm
Cute little angel thought she was being funny, but this behaviour is very irresponsible of their elders because child this age should be in child car seat!
Pakistani Jan 27, 2022 02:11pm
Both parents should be fine for endangering life of this child and other people on the road. This kind of thing should not be encouraged. What were they thinking?
M. Saeed Jan 27, 2022 02:40pm
Trading your own innocent niece in business for cheap and dangerous publicity? Anything more nonsensical?
ABE Jan 27, 2022 02:40pm
Even carrying a child on the front seat is illegal in many western countries, let alone in the lap of the driver, without a seat belt and without a child safety seat. Imagine if a sudden break is applied at even 40 mph speed?? The first object to fling through the wind shield will be that unprotected child. These people who got too rich and famous for their own good, need to get some brain surgery on child safety first.
Saira Dhirani Jan 27, 2022 03:30pm
@Nasir S. Seriously speaking- height of jahalat....
Ahsan Jan 27, 2022 03:46pm
Driving license should be cancelled
NYS Jan 27, 2022 03:57pm
When you have huge following wherever you are behave resposibly
Chooza Jan 27, 2022 04:16pm
HIghly stupid, purhaye likhaye jahil
Dubdub Jan 27, 2022 04:17pm
How many car accidents and casualties do we have in Karachi every year ?
Aamir Latif Jan 27, 2022 07:21pm
Sadly our dramas are promoting mostly heroes taking or making important calls on mobile while driving, which is worldwide a serious NO NO and serious road safety offense... Yet our stupid dramas think it otherwise
Daredevil Jan 28, 2022 10:53am
Very senseless! Money can't buy wisdom, indeed.
Nasir Askar Jan 28, 2022 02:24pm
Only One Word for Them "Idiots"
Ali Mehdi Jan 29, 2022 09:19am
The records should be checked if their reckless driving on that day caused and personal injury or property damage. They should be charged with criminal negligence. The couple is a repeat offender and is a big risk for the public life n property.