PTI refutes DJ Butt's non-payment claims

Punjab Revenue Authority serves DJ Butt Rs17 million tax notice

Web Desk July 11, 2015
Imran Khan with DJ Butt. PHOTO: @ALIKANCHWALA

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf refuted on Saturday Muhammad Asif aka DJ Butt’s claims that the party owes him Rs80 million for his services at their sit-in in Islamabad last year.

“If DJ Butt’s allegations are proven true, we will pay him without any delay,” PTI’s committee formed to scrutinize the DJ’s claims said.

Reports suggest the committee has sent their report to the central leadership of the party, suggesting that no further amount should be paid to the entertainer whose beats punctuated political rhetoric at the PTI sit-in.

Read: DJ Butt threatens to take PTI to court

Further, Punjab Revenue Authority has issued a tax notice to DJ Butt for Rs17 million and summoned him on July 23 for neither registering himself nor paying due sales tax to Punjab government.

"As per definite information available on record you, DJ Butt have provided taxable services during the tax period mentioned above but you failed to deposit the amount of sales tax of Rs17,260,000."

The notice issued stated DJ Butt has neither registered himself with PRA nor made payment of due sales tax to Punjab government or PRA.

“The information available on record that you DJ Butt have provided taxable services amounting to Rs107,875,000 during August 2014 to December 2014,” the letter states.

Reacting to the notice, Butt said he was already under debt for non-payment from PTI and is considering going to court against the notice.

Read: PTI treated me like a football: DJ Butt

On July 6, the entertainer claimed that the party owed him Rs80 million. “My total payment for playing music was Rs140 million but I was paid Rs60 million so far,” DJ Butt had said.

A copy of the letter obtained by Express News can be viewed here:


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