The Sindh High Court dismissed the plea for the prevention of the arrest of TikToker Hareem Shah upon her arrival in Pakistan yesterday.
She is currently on vacation in Malaysia with her husband, Bilal, and the petition was filed by her lawyer subsequent to the news of her alleged involvement in a money laundering case.
The court remarked that Shah could file the plea herself if she wants to.
Justice KK Agha asked if she is the same woman who had claimed to have committed money laundering.
He angrily remarked, “SHC provided security to Hareem Shah earlier as well but she misused the orders favoring her”.
“Stop playing games with the court,” he warned.
Justice Agha added that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cannot be restricted from investigating the matter.
The FIA launched a money-laundering probe against Hareem after a video of Shah claiming to have traveled abroad with a large sum of money recently went viral. The controversial TikToker had uploaded a video on social media on 10 January, in which she flaunted two stacks of British pounds.
The FIA subsequently announced that it had initiated an investigation based on her claim of having “successfully carried a hefty amount of money in cash to the United Kingdom” as it is against the law. It also wrote a letter to the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to take action against her.
Note that the FIA is currently investigating Shah’s travel to the UK as she had confessed to laundering money to the UK. The investigation has been underway for months and Shah is yet to appear before FIA Cyber Crime Karachi despite being given a clear summons.
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