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DJ Butt arrested in Islamabad

Updated September 12, 2014

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DJ Butt. — Photo by Irfan Haider
DJ Butt. — Photo by Irfan Haider

ISLAMABAD: DJ Butt, the man of the musical hour at Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) rallies, was arrested on Friday from Islamabad’s Constitution Avenue.

Sources told Dawn that DJ Butt was arrested in the wee hours of Friday at around 4 am.

Central Information Secretary PTI Dr Shireen Mazari condemned the arrest of DJ Butt who she said was arrested from the Guest House where he was staying. She also condemned “the arrest of other workers from different parts of Islamabad”.

Mazari said “no law had been broken by DJ Butt who merely looked after the sound system at the Azadi dharna”. She demanded that DJ Butt and other party workers arrested by the government be released immediately.

She said the government should remove all containers from Islamabad, adding that IHC had already passed an order to that effect.

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PTI also took to its Twitter account and demanded the release of Butt along with other party workers.

Butt, who comes from a musically inclined family, had met PTI chairman Imran Khan for the first time on April 22, 2011, a couple of days before his massive sit-in in Peshawar. From there onwards, his career took off as a DJ for PTI rallies and it hasn't looked back since.

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The PTI has been protesting against alleged rigging in the 2013 elections and has also demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif whose government it calls the outcome of a rigged election. As of now, the party is currently engaged in talks with the federal government to broker a settlement over the political impasse that had gripped the country for weeks.

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With additional reporting by Syed Sammer Abbas