Sindh High Court on Monday stopped FIA from taking action against TikTok star, Hareem Shah. The decision was in response to the petition filed by the TikTok star regarding the decision of the FIA to freeze her accounts.
Two-judge bench headed by Justice Muhammad Karim Agha also restrained the FIA from taking any coercive action against her till March 8, the next date of hearing. The petitioner’s lawyer challenged the call-up notice issued on January 13th. The court order said that the petitioner is apparently residing in United Kingdom and would not be able to reach Pakistan by the given date.
Last month, Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) had launched the money-laundering probe against TikToker Hareem Shah. The investigation against TikTok star was launched on Wednesday after she claimed that she had traveled from Pakistan to the United Kingdom with a significant amount of cash.
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She shared her video on another video-sharing platform, Snack Video, in which she showed two stacks of British Pounds. Sharing the video, Hareem Shah said that this is the first time she has carried this much money from Pakistan to the UK.
Her video ensued frenzy on social media and caught the attention of investigative agencies as well. According to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), a passenger can bring any foreign currency in Pakistan but up to the amount of $10,000 unconditionally.
In her video, she lamented the depreciation of the Pakistani rupee against foreign currencies. She criticized the government for failing to appreciate and stabilize the Pakistani rupee and increasing the worth of Pakistani passports.
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Shah said that people were frozen to death in Murree. The TikTok star added that she brought a heavy amount of money to the UK from Pakistan and nobody caught her. But other passengers should be cautious and strictly follow the rules. Because in Pakistan laws are only applied to the poor.