TikTok star Hareem Shah threatens to leak indecent tapes with leaders, eyes Canadian asylum
Hareem Shah, the TikTok sensation in Pakistan, has threatened to leak indecent videotapes to hit back at detractors. Hareem Shah, at the same time, is said to have applied for asylum in Canada citing threat to her life in Pakistan, where the TikTok star is under attack for her alleged close links with top ministers and politicians.
Hareem Shah has been seen with politicians from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Hareem Shah along with her cousin Sundal Khattak is a popular TikTok star.
Their videos have wide viewership on the social media platforms. Hareem Shah’s pictures and TikTok videos with sitting federal and provincial minister of PTI have gone viral on social media on many occasions.
However, after Hareem Shah is under public scrutiny after her TikTok video, recorded in Pakistan Foreign Office building with an Indian music background went viral on social media. It evoked widespread criticism over the extraordinary access that Hareem Shah seems to enjoy to public offices and ruling party’s politicians including Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The government, too, has faced backlash from several quarters over foreign office video. It has launched an inquiry against Hareem Shah, attracting criticism on social media.
The uproar, abuse and targeted character assassination prompted Hareem Shah to lash out at the PTI supporters on social media. She has said they must stop targeting her, else she would share private videos of PTI politicians and sitting ministers.
Hareem Shah shared her purported telephonic conversation with the incumbent Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed. The video was widely shared over social media, raising concerns among other politicians of possible possession of their videos with Hareem Shah.
Social media space of Pakistan is currently on fire with Hareem Shah’s photographs with several top politicians including Imran Khan’s close aide Jahangir Tareen, Sheikh Rasheed, Fawad Chaudhry and Fayaz-ul-Hasan Chouhan. These photographs have added to concerns about Hareem Shah’s access to homes, bedrooms and offices of the ministers and Prime Minister Imran Khan himself.
Senior journalist Mubasher Lucman, during his YouTube programme, recently said that Hareem Shah was able to access the Lahore airport runway and was able to enter into airplane he was travelling by. Lucman said a boy who was with Shah told him that they had been granted access by federal minister Shehryar Afridi.
Lucman in his program also said Hareem Shah is in possession of indecent videos of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and that she might allow it to be leaked on social media.
Lucman’s claims in his programme resulted in an angry confrontation between him and Chaudhry at a wedding ceremony in Lahore. Chaudhry reportedly slapped and assaulted Lucman in public.
Chaudhry defended his action saying, “A scuffle that broke outa small fight broke out. In a fight, as usually is the case, he may have got one slap in, I may have hit one.”
The minister has been involved in such incidents in the past too. He had previously slapped senior journalist Sami Ibrahim for criticising the government and ruling PTI.
Lucman on the other hand, filed an FIR against the minister. Lucman has maintained that he was attending the wedding ceremony when Fawad Chaudhry along with a dozen of his private guards attacked him.
“They subjected me to severe violence after threatening me of serious consequences and of murder,” he stated in the FIR. Fawad Chaudhry brought this issue up in parliament and stated that being a minister does not mean that his self respect can be mauled by anyone.
“I am a minister but that doesn’t mean my respect can be allowed to be mauled like this. It can’t be that anyone should be able to accuse us and then we should be told not to react. When you level such allegations people will react,” he said referring to the allegation linking him with Hareem Shah.
“Everyone has a tolerance level. I face a lot of criticism. But I have not even blocked people on Twitter,” he added.
Incidentally, Hareem Shah’s father, Zarra Hussain Shah disapproved of the stand taken by his daughter. He called Hareem Shah’s activities as disgusting.
Zarrar Hussain Shah broke into tears while tendering an apology to those who were offended and embarrassed due to his daughter’s controversial videos including high-profile personalities.
Zarrar Hussain said the real name of Hareem Shah is Fiza Hussain. “I am at loss of words while begging for forgiveness from those who were affected by the videos, including controversial clips and conversations of my daughter with politicians,” he said.