Monday, February 14, 2011

Pakistan demands release of Singer Rahat Fateh Ali

Pakistan on Monday stepped up its push for the release of famous singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Pakistani High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik has demanded to release of Rahat Fateh Ali.




Renowned Pakistani Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was being questioned by India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for the second day Monday.



He is still being questioned and senior officials from the Pakistan High Commission have already visited our office, an official of DRI said.



Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was detained for allegedly carrying $124,000 in undeclared cash at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on Sunday.



He was detained for interrogation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials.



The DRI officials informed that the foreign currency was not declared to the Customs officials after the immigration checks. Rahat and his troupe were on their way back to Lahore via Dubai.



Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir called up Pakistani High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik and directed him to take immediate steps for securing release of Rahat Fateh Ali.http://hotmedia2010.blogspot.com/

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