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.
“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.
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:
Not supporting any political party but just saying, pti itni batain krti hai, pehlay DJ ka bill to clear kr day #JusticeForDJButt— sarmadsaleem (@khanssarmad) July 6, 2015
#PTI was supposed to pay Rs.600,000 per day, yes it was for one day. This is enough to make 2 cemented class rooms.#JusticeForDJButt— ☄ (@AswadBinAzraq) July 6, 2015
A copy of DJ Butt’s bills can be viewed here: