The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has officially launched an investigation into acclaimed singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for his alleged involvement in money laundering and currency smuggling.
The agency has obtained records spanning the past nine years, containing information about the singer’s assets, declared income in wealth statements, and income tax returns.
The data, provided to the FIA by the Federal Board of Revenue, covers the years 2014 to 2022.
This is not the first time the singer has faced scrutiny regarding financial matters. In 2011, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was detained at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi for allegedly carrying $124,000 in undeclared cash.
He was held for questioning by officials from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and released 28 hours later.
The DRI stated that the foreign currency had not been declared to Customs officials after immigration checks, as Rahat and his troupe were en route to Lahore via Dubai.