FIA Clears Rahat Fateh Ali Khan In Money Laundering Case

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has stated that there is no indication of renowned singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s involvement in money laundering, tax evasion, or any other unlawful activities.

Pakistan’s foremost investigative body has confirmed the cessation of its inquiry into suspicions of money laundering and tax evasion against the acclaimed singer due to insufficient evidence of wrongdoing.

The Additional Director of FIA’s Lahore Zone verified that the competent authority has sanctioned the closure of the investigation against Rahat Ali Khan and others, aligning with the recommendations proposed by the field inquiry unit advocating for the discontinuation of the probe against Khan.

A senior officer at FIA emphasized that there is no trace of evidence within the available records to implicate Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in any illicit currency smuggling endeavors.

Recently, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s former manager Salman Ahmed said that the singer had earned over Rs8 billion over 12 years from both local and internation­al concerts. He had asked the Pakistani authorities to look into the matter but sources inside the relevant departments have said that Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has paid his taxes on time and remains up­dated and in compliance with the laws.

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. 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. The FBR previously issued several notices to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in taxation matters but his accountants have cleared all the dues.