LAHORE-Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, a modern torch-bearer of the genre of Qawwali visited Safe Cities Authority Headquarters here on Monday.

The music maestro was taken to various sections of the authority and was briefed about its key functions.

While expressing his views on the occasion, Rahat said, “I am surprised to see the technological development and latest gadgets being used in the Punjab Police Integrated Command Control and Communication Centre. It feels great to see such technology is being used in Pakistan for security purposes.”

He said: “My driver recently did violence of traffic signal and I received fine at my place. So, I told him that drive carefully now because Pakistan has installed the best security system, especially in Lahore.”

The famous singer also sang for the workforce “Mere Rakhse Qamar” and delighted the audience with his soulful voice.

Rahat also participated in a live program on Radio Safe Cities FM 88.6 where he responded to listeners’ questions. He also shared the memorable moments of his music career with Radio Safe Cities FM 88.6 listeners.

Fostered musically by his uncle, legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, from the tender age of 7, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a truly respectable icon and an indisputable genius not only in Qawwali genre but popular music in general.

Having established the delicate balance of rich musical heritage and contemporary popular music, Rahat has developed a distinctive sound for himself. After proving his inborn talent time and again in Hollywood, Bollywood and his sold out shows across the world, he has so far contributed to countless projects and recorded hundreds of tracks in a multitude of genres.

Rahat has been an integral part of Coke Studio from the very beginning, with his mesmerising take of Ali Azmat’s Garaj Baras in Season 1 which he followed with one of the most prolific renditions of Chaap Tilaak with Abida Parveen in Season 8. After a record-breaking, ‘Afreen, Afreen’ and finally, an enigmatic duet with the (Late) Amjad Sabri in Season 9, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has kept entertaining the music lovers with his soulful voice.