Minal Khan and Ahsan Mohsin Ikram are back on the road, but this time they took their niece Amal (the toddler daughter of Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt) out on a car ride, and pulled a dangerous stunt, bringing criticism upon themselves.
Every now and then, the newlywed couple catches flak for their antics — whether it is for their PDA or for their absurd comments.
This time, Ikram and Khan took their niece out on a drive where she sat on Ikram’s lap and kept honking at everyone on the road. They most definitely did not pay heed to what Shaniera Akram had called them out 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.
Have a look at the video:
Netizens school the couple
Many Instagram users have called the couple “irresponsible” both for their actions and for laughing when it’s not funny.
“Road safety and seat belts are so important. This is such crass and irresponsible behavior 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,” wrote one user.
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.
It may be recalled that last July, activist Shaniera Akram had called them out for not focusing on the road during monsoon season. The couple had posted a video of Ikram recording Khan in the car while driving. She was not wearing a seatbelt either.
Despite being tremendously unsafe, placing a child on the driver’s lap is a common practice in Pakistan. People often think it is ‘adorable’ but the practice needs to end already. It is beyond unsafe for a variety of reasons.
The child is obviously a distraction and the driver needs to concentrate on the road. It is 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 grievously.
Though we are not sure if Khan and Ikram will listen, after their recent video, many people took it upon themselves to tell the couple that what they did is unacceptable and if nothing else, they should think about the safety of the child at least.
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