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FIA gives clean chit to Rahat Faeth Ali Khan

FIA gives clean chit to Rahat Faeth Ali Khan

FIA gives clean chit to Rahat Faeth Ali Khan

FIA gives clean chit to Rahat Faeth Ali Khan

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has said there is no evidence that renowned singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been involved in money-laundering, tax evasion or any other illegal activity.

FIA confirmed that it has closed its investigation into a suspected money-laundering and tax evasion case into the hit singer due to lack of evidence of any wrongdoing.

The Additional Director of FIA’s Lahore Zone confirmed that the competent authority has authorized the closure of the investigation against Rahat Ali Khan and others, in accordance with the recommendations put forth by the field inquiry unit which recommended the closure of the investigation against Khan.

There is no evidence found in the available records that implicates Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in any illegal currency smuggling activities, said the FIA senior officer.

According to details provided by the FIA Lahore, an inquiry was initiated in January this year against Rahat Ali Khan and 182 other frequent travellers departing from Lahore International Airport to work abroad. This investigation was prompted by data concerning frequent travellers, with a specific focus on identifying any individuals involved in currency smuggling or money laundering, said the report.

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It is worth mentioning here that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) initiated a money laundering and tax evasion inquiry against the popular singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and others based on their travel record.

The FIA said: “The data of 182 travellers was provided by the Deputy Director of Immigration at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore. Consequently, the proceedings were initiated in order to detect any frequent traveller found in smuggling off currency or money laundering.

Sources in the FIA and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) have said that Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has paid taxes on all his local and international incomes.

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The sources said that the FIA decided to issue a clean chit to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in consultations with the FBR, and after checking the tax records of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan which were found to be up-to-date and in compliance with the tax laws.

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