DJ Butt threatens to take PTI to court

DJ whose beats punctuated political rhetoric at PTI's dharna claims the party owes him a whopping Rs60 million

Web Desk July 06, 2015
Imran Khan with DJ Butt. PHOTO: @ALIKANCHWALA

Muhammad Asif aka DJ Butt, an entertainer whose beats punctuated political rhetoric at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sit-in in Islamabad last year, claimed on Monday that the party owes him Rs80 million.

“My total payment for playing music at the PTI sit-in was Rs140 million but I have only been paid Rs60 million so far,” DJ Butt said, while speaking to Express News.

Read: Press pause: Silence in the air as PTI’s DJ picked up

“I will go to court if my payment is withheld,” he said, adding the party still owes him Rs80 million.

Further, Butt, who has been working with PTI since 2010, said, “My daily pay was Rs0.6 million.” He added he owes Rs50 million to people for services.

Read: Unfortunate: DJ Butt’s assistant dies of heart attack at PTI sit-in

In September 2014, during the sit-in, Butt was arrested by law enforcers on charges of abetment.

Soon after the news broke, #JusticeForDJButt started trending on Twitter:

A copy of DJ Butt's bills can be viewed here:





Us | 6 years ago | Reply @Adnan Siddiqi: I'm the cult follower?! Says the person who posts 3 to 4 posts daily in support of the corrupt government of the day. Don't worry your wealth/job acquired through corruption/nepotism is safe, no one can eliminate the endemic and systemic corruption in Pakistan. However if your corruption/nepotism is blindingly obvious and extreme.... Well than that might be a different story!!
Usman | 6 years ago | Reply @Maria: Not all Pakistani Expats are hourly workers, come to Canada,USA, UK, Australia, there are professionals, doctors, engineers and entrepreneurs. 100 dollars/euros/pounds (10,000rs) is nothing we had a $500 plate (50,000rs) dinner for PTI for each city IK came to visit in the US/Canada. To your question of what we paid for, no political party is perfect, but PTI is far better than the alternatives. Will they make mistakes ? Yes, but still better than the corrupt parties
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