Hareem Shah takes U-turn on money smuggling claims after FIA probe
LONDON: TikToker Hareem Shah has taken a U-turn after FIA launched inquiry against her and said that she has not smuggled money from Pakistan to the United Kingdom.
Her new claim comes within hours after a video went viral displaying several bundles of currency notes, which according to her she had smuggled out of Pakistan.
Hareem Shah’s viral video sent shock waves in Pakistan and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) announced a money-laundering probe against her. Under the law, international travellers are allowed to carry only a limited amount of money with them.
Hareem Shah said the money shown in the video came from the sale of a car in London. The TikToker said she had recorded the video as a prank and nothing can be proved against her and the institutions are free to investigate her against her.
Shah said sold a car of her sister in London and she used that money to record a video “for fun.”
She said she did not carry huge amount of money from Pakistan nor anyone could do it because passengers undergo checks at airports.
The TikToker said she was visiting the UK on a business visa.
In the viral video, Hareem Shah says that for the first time she has brought a “heavy amount” of money from Pakistan to the UK.
As she fidgets with the bundles of currency notes, she laments that the Pakistani rupee has lost its value despite the government claims of “taking it to great heights.”
The TikToker also claims that the Pakistani passport has also lost its value due to the incidents like Murree disaster where 22 people died in a snowstorm.