On Thursday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) denied an application for an injunction to stop police from detaining TikToker Hareem Shah when she enters Pakistan. The plea was entered by Hareem, who is presently on vacation in Malaysia, through her attorney in order to avoid being detained in connection with a purported money laundering case.
The judge commented that if Hareem so chooses, she might submit a plea to escape arrest once she reaches Pakistan. Judge KK Agha questioned whether Hareem Shah was the same person “who claimed to have conducted money laundering.”He continued that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cannot be prevented from conducting an investigation.
After a recent viral video of Hareem claiming to have travelled abroad with a sizable sum of money, the FIA opened a money-laundering investigation on her. The TikToker posted a video to social media on January 10, 2022, in which she was seen flashing two piles of British pounds.
At this point, the FIA had declared that it had opened an investigation into Hareem’s allegations that she had broken the law by “successfully carrying a significant sum of money in cash to the United Kingdom.”The FIA had made the decision to request action against Shah from the National Crime Agency (NCA) of the UK in a letter.