Court wants Hareem Shah to surrender before FIA
The Sindh High Court has directed TikToker Hareem Shah to surrender before the Federal Investigation Agency in its inquiry of her possible money laundering claims.
Hareem has ignored the court's orders by not appearing before the FIA, remarked Justice Iqbal Kalhoro. When the court stopped the FIA from arresting Hareem, she flew to Turkey from England, he added.
The court was upset with Hareem for using "objectionable" language against the law-enforcing agencies as well.
She has now been directed to show up on April 18, 2022.
Hareem Shah's 'money smuggling' claims
In January, Hareem Shah created a storm on social media after she posted a video from London. Hareem was showing off bundles of foreign currency notes and boasting of having smuggled the "hefty" amount from Pakistan without being questioned.
She remarked that no one could have questioned her but told others to be wary as "the law in Pakistan works more against the poor".
After the video went viral, the FIA announced a probe into her claims. It wrote to the banks in Karachi and Lahore to freeze Hareem's accounts.
Subsequently, Hareem uploaded another video and retracted her earlier statement. The money in the video, she said, came from the sale of her sister’s car in London and that it had been recorded as a prank.
In February, the SHC had stopped the FIA from investigating the controversial claims.
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