Known also as: Rahat Ltd. Sarafi; Rahat Trading Company; Haji Muhammad Qasim Sarafi; Haji Mohammed Qasim Hawala; New Chagai Trading Company; Musa Kalim Hawala.
Office 1. Room 33, 5th Floor, Sarafi Market, Kandahar, Afghanistan;
Office 2. Shop 4, Azizi Bank, Haji Muhammad Isa Market, Wesh (variant Waish), Spin Boldak, Afghanistan;
Office 3. Safaar Bazaar, Garmsir, Afghanistan;
Office 4. Nimruz, Afghanistan;
Office 5. Gereshk, Afghanistan;
Office 6. Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan;
Office 7. Musa Qal’ah District Center Bazaar, Musa Qal’ah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan;
Office 8. Dr Barno Road, Quetta, Pakistan; alt. Haji Mohammed Plaza, Tol Aram Road, near Jamal Dean Afghani Road, Quetta, Pakistan; alt. Kandari Bazar, Quetta, Pakistan;
Office 9. Chahgay Bazaar, Chahgay, Pakistan;
Office 10. Chaman, Pakistan;
Office 11. Zahedan, Iran.
Rahat Ltd is a hawala that facilitates financial activities for the Taliban. Taliban shadow governor for Helmand Province, Naim Barich provides funds through Rahat Ltd to subordinate Taliban commanders to plan and conduct operations in southern Afghanistan.
As of mid-2012, Barich had transferred money using the Quetta branch of Rahat Ltd. As of early 2012, Barich had received millions of dollars through the Quetta branch of Rahat Ltd and had provided a senior Taliban commander with over $250,000 via Rahat Ltd.
Other senior Taliban figures regularly used Rahat Ltd to store and transfer hundreds of thousands of dollars. As of early 2012, approximately $500,000 of Taliban funds had been placed in the Quetta branch of Rahat Ltd and, as of late 2011, a senior Taliban member arranged the transfer of over $100,000 through the same Rahat Ltd hawala.
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