Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday initiated a probe against TikToker Hareem Shah after she uploaded a video on social media claiming to have illegally carried a large sum of currency abroad. The FIA has initiated a probe against the controversial TikToker under the country’s foreign exchange regulation act.
According to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Sindh Spokesperson, the body has sent a letter to the British National Crime Agency to requested them to investigate money laundering charges against Hareem Shah. “Action is being taken against Hareem Shah under foreign exchange laws,” said the FIA Spokesperson.
He revealed that Hareem Shah had travelled from Karachi International Airport to Doha on 10 January 2022 (Monday). The agency said that Hareem Shah herself has confessed to money laundering to the UK, following which a probe has been initiated against the TikToker.
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Hareem Shah Retracts Statement
However, TikToker Hareem Shah, who remains in the news because of her controversies, has now retracted her statement and denied carrying the large sum of money to the UK. “I have not carried any money abroad.” said Hareem Shah, adding that she just did it to make a video.
It is pertinent to mention that Hareem Shah had uploaded a video on social media flaunting stacks of money (British Pounds) and claimed that she carried the money out of the country seamlessly and nobody even tried to stop her, adding that the reason behind carrying the money was that Pakistani currency and passport had no real worth abroad.