ISLAMABAD: A case was lodged against Tiktoker Dolly for deliberating setting the forest on fire at Margalla Hills just for a mere TikTok video, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
Dolly posted a clip of herself on walking playfully in a silver ball gown in front of a burning hillside with the caption: “Fire erupts wherever I am.”
As per details, the case has been filed against TikToker Dolly for defying the environmental protection laws under Environmental Protection Act 1997. The case was filed by assistant director CDA.
A social media star Dolly with millions of followers is facing criticism after posing for a TikTok video by a forest fire, as a devastating heatwave causes widespread misery.
This is a disturbing & disastrous trend on Tik Tok! Young people desperate 4 followers are setting fire to our forests during this hot & dry season! In Australia it is lifetime imprisonment for those who start wildfires. We need to introduce similar legislation @WildlifeBoard pic.twitter.com/RGMXnbG9f1
— Rina S Khan Satti (@rinasaeed) May 17, 2022
It comes after police arrested a man earlier this month in the northwestern city of Abbottabad for intentionally starting a forest fire as a background for a video.
Temperatures have peaked at 51 degrees Celsius in parts of Pakistan in recent days, leaving the poor and vulnerable struggling to beat the heat in the impoverished country.