According to reports, TikToker Hareem Shah’s husband, Bilal Shah, disappeared sometime after returning to Karachi from London the previous week.
The TikToker stated that her husband had been “kidnapped for unknown reasons,” and Bilal’s family verified that he was being questioned in relation to Hareem’s social media activities. However, the TikToker did not specify the reasons why her husband had been taken into custody.
Hareem and Bilal have been living in London for around two months now, having moved there after Hareem shah video leaked and she takes legal battle against fellow TikToker Sundal Khattak.
According to Hareem, Bilal left Lonon for Karachi eight days ago, but he was reported missing two days after arriving in Karachi.
Using social media platform X, she announced that her husband had been abducted while simultaneously pleading for his release on the grounds that he does not support any particular political party.
میرے شوہر بلال کو سادہ کپڑوں میں ملبوس افراد اغواہ کرکے لئے گئے ہیں۔ قانون نافذ کرنیوالے اداروں سے درخواست کرتی ہوں میرے شوہر کا پتہ کروائیں۔ بلال کا کسی سیاسی جماعت سے کوئی تعلق نہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/lYebJ2clx6— Hareem Shah (@_Hareem_Shah) September 3, 2023
Hareem Shah’s Husband ‘Kidnapped’
Hareem Shah provided the following explanation: “Bilal and I were in London, and he left to work in Pakistan while we were there.” He was taken against the law by a group of individuals who were disguised. We went to the local police station to file a complaint, but no one could tell us why he had been selected. Additionally, we have submitted a petition to the court. There has been an unauthorized removal of Bilal.
She went on to say, “I am making a formal request to the authorities to locate my husband.” He is not involved in politics in any way, nor is he an activist. He does not have any prior convictions on his record. We are concerned and going through a challenging moment right now.
There has been a formal complaint filed with the Sindh High Court (SHC) on what is being referred to as Bilal’s “illegal detention” at the hands of law enforcement officers.
In the document, Shahzadi Begum reported that her son Syed Bilal had been abducted by law enforcement agents on August 27 from the Korangi region, and that her son’s present whereabouts were unknown. Hareem indicated that the incident had occurred in the Korangi region.
She stated that the detainee’s wife, Hareem, was an activist on social media and that the reason her husband was jailed was because of her political ideas that she expressed on various online platforms.
Hareem maintained that her son is not involved in any unlawful or criminal behavior, and she urged the court to compel the police and other law enforcement officials to give over the detainee, as well as share information about any charges they may have made against him. She also argued that her son is innocent of any wrongdoing.