One of the greatest cricketer’s in Pakistani history and the ‘Sultan of Swing’, Wasim Akram, continues to make headlines with his humanitarian and social work efforts. The 54-year-old has worked on several humanitarian projects along with wife, Shaniera Akram, who too has been in the news, especially for her beach-cleaning drives.
More than a year ago, the cricketer’s 37-year-old wife was alarmed by the condition of the beach in Karachi. She started a beach clean up drive, which garnered collective efforts from teachers and students to local residents.
There is kilometres of medical waste including hundreds of open needle syringes amongst other things, that has come in from the ocean. Clifton beach, at this moment, is extremely dangerous and needs to be shut down #CliftonBeach #MedicalWaste #BeachShutDown #ImSoSorryKarachi pic.twitter.com/VEDZUdauNe
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) September 3, 2019
Earlier this year, after countless efforts and repeated drives, Clifton beach was free of plastic, syringes, and other harmful material.
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) January 30, 2020
However, a few months later the couple returned from their trip to England and found loads and loads of waste polluting the beach once again. They were both furious and upset to see their efforts go to waste.
About a month ago Wasim and Shaniera, once again, started working towards a healthier, safer beach for Karachiites.
Our city is in pain and it’s telling us every day. We are crying out for help but no body can hear us. This has got to stop! This has bought shame on our city, our people and on our culture. This is not who we are 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/aM0gAXL7dU
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) October 5, 2020
Now, the fast bowler has taken to his Twitter account to thank the efforts of CBC and Karachiites. He said:
“Congratulations to everyone, the beach looks extremely clean. Congratulations to CBC and people from Karachi. Congratulations to Sarfaraz and his team, who come here every morning to clean the beach.”
He also added that we can now bring our guests to this beach, and proudly show it off. Take a look at the video here:
Finally something positive congratulations 👏 to karachites and CBC special thanks to sarfaraz and his team who work tirelessly everyday. #cleanbeach#happy-days pic.twitter.com/i5fFDt68UC
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) December 2, 2020
We hope that Wasim Akram and Shaniera Akram’s efforts are not ignored or taken advantage of this time. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.