Please don't stop the music: DJ Butt arrested

Published: September 12, 2014
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Imran Khan with DJ Butt. PHOTO: @ALIKANCHWALA

Imran Khan with DJ Butt. PHOTO: @ALIKANCHWALA

ISLAMABAD: DJ Butt, the person who gained fame by playing music at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sit-ins, has been arrested, according to a tweet by PTI.

Sources have told The Express Tribune that Butt was arrested on the charge of “inciting violence in the city of Islamabad” after midnight on Thursday.

Butt first met PTI chief Imran Khan in 2011. Since then, he has been with the party and plays music at many of their sit-ins.

The tweet claimed that the Sharif brothers unnecessarily had him arrested for doing his job.

Since the start of the Islamabad sit-ins, PTI leaders have accused Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz government of arresting PTI supporters to prevent them from attending the protest in the federal capital.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Samir
    Sep 12, 2014 - 12:58PM

    What’s next? arrest the entire Pakistan?

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  • An33k
    Sep 12, 2014 - 12:59PM

    This is so Ridiculous !!!

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  • ali
    Sep 12, 2014 - 1:19PM

    Go nawaz go..Recommend

  • Shafaq
    Sep 12, 2014 - 1:43PM

    Is playing music a CRIME???

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  • Parvez
    Sep 12, 2014 - 1:48PM

    If news is true….then is good news in the sense that it shows Nawaz is desperate.

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  • Hassan
    Sep 12, 2014 - 1:56PM

    Shows the desperation of PML(N)

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  • Muhammad Ali
    Sep 12, 2014 - 2:11PM

    DJ butt is in Faisalabad because of death of his paternal aunt

    False tweet as usual!

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  • Dose of reality
    Sep 12, 2014 - 2:11PM

    Instead of arresting the leaders engaged in treason , the weak pmln arrests a poor simple mind

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  • Moiz Omar
    Sep 12, 2014 - 2:14PM

    While I don’t agree with PTI’s protest, they do have the right to do so and play loud music if they wish. He should be released.

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  • pakistani
    Sep 12, 2014 - 2:57PM

    Very very shameful act by the government. Was he responsible for Dharnas??????????

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  • Farhan
    Sep 12, 2014 - 3:17PM

    Good strategy. But I think PTI will be able to get another DJ.Recommend

  • cyrus
    Sep 12, 2014 - 3:32PM

    instead of cursing, will anyone please tell me WHY has he been arrested?

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  • Sheheryar
    Sep 12, 2014 - 4:45PM

    Did you people forget what Zia used to do?
    Forgot the ban on ‘Junoon’ in PMLN’s tenure?
    What else do you expect?

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  • salman
    Sep 12, 2014 - 6:35PM

    @cyrus:
    Seriously? Why do you think? :)

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  • Umar
    Sep 12, 2014 - 6:40PM

    So what’s the big deal? he wasn’t responsible for breaking sound barriers for the ppl living F-5, G-5, G-6 ? who weren’t even participating

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  • Iqbal Butt
    Sep 12, 2014 - 10:04PM

    I can confirm this is a false tweet. My nephew has not been arrested. Please don’t worry us with false news

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  • Ali S
    Sep 12, 2014 - 11:17PM

    @Sheheryar:

    Yes, censorship had always been used as a tool of suppressing dissent during Nawaz’s tenure. Sadly, among other things, this is another point he hasn’t learned from his past – you can’t control a vibrant private media.

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  • freed
    Sep 13, 2014 - 7:43AM

    save democracy, arrest gullo butt, I mean DJ butt. LOL

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  • Another Pakistani
    Sep 13, 2014 - 11:02AM

    Okay, so now our government feels threatened from some music? Says a lot about the rulers.Recommend

  • Fatima
    Sep 14, 2014 - 12:00AM

    PML-N

    Before throwing a musician into Jail how about doing some justice and:

    Arresting the PML-N’s MPA sons who gang raped a girl in Punjab recently and are still roaming free.
    Arresting the PM Nawaz for fooling the public by setting up fake flood reliefs camps which have already been caught by local media.
    Arresting PML-N Law minister of Punjab Rana Mashood for openly asking for bribe which has also been caught on camera.
    Arresting the killers of Model town protestors that include unarmed women these killers are still roaming free. (Shahbaz Sharif, Head of Punjab Police, Rana Sanaullah)
    Opening a case against Punjab Police for not registering a police report and FIR against model town killers intentionally.
    and hundereds thousands of other untouched justified legitimate cases…
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  • Pakistani
    Sep 15, 2014 - 7:37AM

    Don’t examine PTI Or Paksitanis Any More Please…

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  • Sheheryar
    Sep 15, 2014 - 2:14PM

    @Ali S

    I know .. They never learn.
    Let’s just hope for the best.

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