ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Asif aka DJ Butt, the famous DJ known for dominating the music scene at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sit-in in Islamabad last year, on Tuesday said that the party treated him like a ‘football’.
Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, Butt lamented over the party’s refusal to pay him fully for his services.
“Ever since the sit-in ended, I have called the head office a number of times and been ignored every time. I then emailed Imran Khan and he said he will help me out,” Butt said.
“A committee was constituted to look into the matter of my payment, but every time I called, I didn’t get a straight response. I was being treated like a football.”
Butt said that he needed the full payment to pay back vendors and sources that provided for the diesel in the generators.
“I don’t have anything against PTI. If I am asking for money, there is nothing wrong with that,” he said.
“It is my right; I also have a family to provide for,” he added.
The DJ clarified that he does not have any enmity with the party and is just after what is rightfully his.
“My heart beats for PTI. I have supported it more than its own workers. I also have been stoned and shelled at during sit-ins,” he said.
Earlier on Monday, Butt made waves when he claimed 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.
“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.