In a baffling turn of events, the husband of renowned TikTok sensation Hareem Shah, Bilal Shah, has reportedly gone missing shortly after arriving in Karachi from London. While the circumstances surrounding his disappearance remain shrouded in uncertainty, the case has garnered significant attention and speculation.
Hareem Shah, known for her social media presence, claims that her husband was “kidnapped for unknown reasons,” sparking concerns and fears among her followers and supporters. However, Bilal’s family presents a different perspective, suggesting that he is being questioned in connection with Hareem’s controversial social media posts.
The couple had been residing in London for the past two months following a court case involving Hareem and another TikTok personality, Sundal Khattak. Bilal’s journey back to Karachi, seemingly for work-related reasons, took a distressing turn when he mysteriously vanished only two days after his arrival.
Sources in Karachi have revealed that Bilal, during questioning, disclosed that Hareem was not directly managing her Twitter account; instead, someone else was operating it with her consent. This revelation adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing investigation.
Hareem Shah, speaking from London, expressed her concerns and urged law enforcement agencies to locate her missing husband. She emphasized that Bilal had no affiliations with politics or activism and possessed no prior criminal record. “We are worried and going through a tough time,” she lamented.
To address the situation, a petition has been filed in the Sindh High Court (SHC) against what is being described as the “illegal detention” of Bilal, allegedly by law enforcement personnel. Shahzadi Begum, Bilal’s mother, asserted that her son had been apprehended by law enforcement agencies on August 27 from the Korangi area, and his whereabouts remained unknown. She argued that her son’s detention was linked to Hareem’s social media activism and political views.
In the filed petition, Shahzadi Begum emphatically stated that her son had no involvement in illegal or criminal activities and urged the court to compel the police and other law enforcement agencies to disclose details about Bilal’s status and any potential cases against him.
This incident has cast a shadow over Hareem Shah’s life and career. Previously, she faced a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) inquiry after posting a video on a social media platform in which she claimed to have cleared immigration with a substantial amount of foreign exchange without undergoing the usual scrutiny. The FIA registered a case against her in response to the video.
As the investigation unfolds, an FIR has been registered at the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) police station against “unknown persons” in connection with Bilal Shah’s alleged “kidnapping.” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shiraz Nazir confirmed the registration of FIR no 533/23, which came at the request of Shahzadi Begum.
In her official complaint, Shahzadi Begum detailed that her son was taken from street no. 6 in Qayyumabad on August 27. Alongside her son, the unidentified individuals also seized Bilal’s car, compounding the mystery surrounding the case.
This perplexing disappearance has ignited widespread concern and intrigue, leaving both the public and authorities eager to uncover the truth behind Bilal Shah’s whereabouts and the circumstances that led to his vanishing. As investigations continue, the intricacies of Hareem Shah’s social media presence and her husband’s role in it remain a focal point for scrutiny.