TikTok star Hareem Shah appears in game show ‘Khush Raho Pakistan’
It is often said there is no such thing as bad publicity. Whether that’s really true or not, it certainly seems that a generation that has grown up seeking viral fame believes so.
Last year, TikTok star Hareem Shah catapulted herself into the media spotlight for what many would say were all the wrong reasons.
A short video clip of her roaming about the conference room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs nonchalantly made Hareem Shah stir up a storm with many wondering how she was able to gain access to such sensitive premises.
Hareem Shah played different games with the participants and had a fruitful evening at the show.
Several social media users have criticised the channel for inviting Hareem at the game show.
Earlier, in an interview talking about her past, Hareem said she came from a humble background. “I was born in a village to family that is quite conservative. I studied there till class six, but that was all the opportunity I would have had there,” she said.
“I had dreams of being a doctor so in order to continue my education, my father took me to Mansehra first and later on, I went to Lahore, Peshawar and Islamabad to continue my studies,” she said. “The only other option was to live like a caged bird.”
In Mansehra, Hareem said she attended a religious school for two years. “I recently finished a Masters degree in comparative religion and am currently pursuing an M Phil in Islamabad. – I may not have been able to become a medical doctor, but I could yet go for a PhD,” she added.
Asked about her purported ties to politicians, Hareem smiled and claimed she had met all of them. “From Sheikh Rasheed and Fayyazul Hassan Chohan to Mian Nawaz Sharif and the leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party. I have interacted with everyone and now there is no thrill for me in that,” she said. “Of all the politicians I’ve met, I only like Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi. They are both decent, unlike others.”