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TikTok star Hareem Shah caught in money laundering investigation

Hareem Shah's video ensued frenzy on social media and caught the attraction 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.

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Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) has launched a 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.

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.

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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.

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.

Inquiry against FIA

The spokesperson for FIA Sindh says that they have initiated the inquiry against Hareem Shah. According to the statement, Shah had traveled from Karachi International Airport to Doha, Qatar on 10th January.

“The FIA has decided to write a letter to the UK’s National Crime Agency to take action against Hareem Shah whose real name is Fiza Husain,” the statement said

It added that “the transfer of currency through illegal means falls in the ambit of money laundering.”

“The FIA has initiated an inquiry and sought details from Pakistan Customs and Airport Security Force as well,” the FIA spokesperson said.

Netizens are asking the authorities to take strict action against Hareem Shah for violating the laws of Pakistan.

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She has released another video in which she said that she had made the video for fun and denied the allegations of laundering money from Pakistan to UK. She said she does not know much about money laundering. She said the money is legal and she has eveidence for that.

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