Rahat Fateh Ali Khan denied entry in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: In a shocker to Pakistani Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, he was denied entry by immigration officials at the Hyderabad International Airport on Thursday morning.

Khan was here, to perform at the city's famous Taj Falaknuma Palace on New Year's Eve.

TOI reported, confirming that the renowned singer was turned away, an official of the immigration department said, “For all Pakistani nationals, the port of entry is Delhi or Mumbai. No Pakistani can enter the country from Hyderabad.”

Thus, the singer was then sent to Mumbai to complete the required procedure.

The official further added, this system has been put in place to monitor the movement of Pakistani nationals in and out of the country.

News24 Bureau