Islamabad – Pakistan: A TikTok star, Humaira Asghar having 11 millions followers is facing criticism after posting a forest fire TikTok video. In the short video clip.

Humaira Asghar can be seen walking in a silver ball gown in front of a burning hillside with the caption, Fire erupts wherever I am.

The videos come as Pakistan battles one of its worst heatwave in years

TikTok video immediately came under fire on Twitter as people highlighted that a devastating heatwave was underway in Pakistan causing temperatures at 51 degrees Celsius in parts of the country in recent days, leaving the poor and vulnerable struggling to beat the heat.

TikTok star Humaira Asghar statement

As per the statement released by an assistant.

She did not start the fire and there was no harm in making videos.

Humaira Asghar Assistant

Environmental activist and Islamabad Wildlife Management Board chairperson Rina Saeed Khan took to Twitter to condemn the incident.

This is a disturbing and disastrous trend on TikTok! Young people desperate for followers are setting fire to our forests during this hot and dry season!

Rina Saeed Khan – Islamabad Wildlife Management Board

Saeed confirms that an application of a case against Humaira Asghar had been submitted at the Kohsar police station by the Capital Development Authority.

TikTok Response

The clip has since been taken down.

TikTok is working to remove, limit or label content that depicts dangerous or illegal acts. We remain vigilant in our commitment to user safety and encourage everyone to exercise caution and responsibility in their behavior whether online or off. Any content that promotes dangerous or illegal behavior was a violation of its community guidelines.

TikTok

Earlier this month, the police arrested a man in Abbottabad for intentionally starting a forest fire as a background for a video.

Pakistan is the eighth most vulnerable country to extreme weather caused by climate change. 

Global Climate Risk Index compiled by NGO Germanwatch

Experts say there is a lack of awareness among the population about environmental issues.

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