I will go to India if respectfully called: Rahat Fateh
By Tousif Khan - Sat Feb 26, 7:56 am
LAHORE: Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan after returning to Pakistan said that he will go to India if called respectfully, DawnNews reported.
Khan flew home from India after paying a fine of $33,216 (15 Lakhs ) for carrying large quantities of cash out of the country.
While talking to journalists, he said the Indian media created hype without delving into the facts.
The musician and his group were boarding a plane to Lahore via Dubai on February 13 when authorities found $124,000 in cash in their bags.
The singer said he was unaware of the Indian custom laws.
He was charged with carrying undeclared foreign currency in violation of India’s Foreign Exchange Management Act and customs rules.
Under Indian customs rules, visitors are allowed to carry only $5,000 in cash in and out of the country.
He said that his income was confiscated and was fined.