From ‘Aalma’ to TikTok star: Hareem Shah's father seeks apology for controversial videos

Zarar Hussain says her daughter's controversial videos put national security at stake

News Desk January 02, 2020
Zarar Hussain says her daughter's controversial videos put national security at stake

TikTok star Hareem Shah’s father broke into tears while tendering an apology to those who were offended and embarrassed due to his daughter's controversial videos involving high-profile personalities.

In a 12-minute video clip, the man who introduced himself as Zarrar Hussain Shah said Hareem Shah is his daughter and her real name is Fiza Hussain.

He said that he was at a loss of words while begging for forgiveness from those who were affected by the videos, including controversial clips and conversations of his daughter with politicians.

The TikTok sensation made headlines in October last year after she uploaded a short video clip in which she can be seen roaming around the conference room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It stirred up a storm with even Prime Minister Imran Khan ordering a probe of how Hareem was allowed into the consular-only premises and given the access and support required to record a video that, as expected, went viral.

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Last month, she also shared an “indecent video call”, purportedly from a cabinet minister in which the she be seen speaking to the federal minister. She can be heard saying: “Listen to me, have I ever revealed anything of yours until now? Then why don’t you talk to me anymore?”

With tears in his eyes, Zarar said that he sent her daughter to a prestigious Islamic educational institute for her religious upbringing but to no avail.

“I sent her to the standard religious institute where she completed her education with good marks and became Aalma... I did everything I could do as a father, but she disappointed me.”

He added that he was very concerned about the national security of the country, suggesting that the videos had put the integrity of the nation at stake.

"I pray to Allah for guidance so that my daughter returns to being Fiza Hussain instead of Hareem Shah,” he added.


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