DJ Butt to be Arrested and Presented before Court

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 21 August 2015 15:48

A district and sessions court in Islamabad on Friday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Muhammad Asif alias ‘DJ Butt’ and ordered police to present him before the court on September 3, media reported.

District magistrate Waqas Rasheed issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the violation of Section 144 and Amplifier Act during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf sit-in in Islamabad last year.

A case was registered against Butt at the Secretariat Police Station in Islamabad on different charges including violation of Section 144 and amplifier act.

Earlier this month Lahore High Court (LHC) had restrained the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) from proceeding against Butt.

PRA had 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, however, he had challenged the legality of a show-cause notice issued to him on July 7 by the authority.

Advocate Ahmad Pansota, Butt’s counsel, said the authority had failed to abide by rules before issuing the notice. He said the PRA had also failed to accurately estimate the income tax liability of his client. Pansota asked the court to set aside the authority’s tax assessment and restrain the Income Tax additional commissioner from proceeding against Butt on this account.

Justice Naqvi restrained the PRA from proceeding in this regard till a verdict on the petition had been handed down and adjourned the hearing till August 17 following the completion of preliminary arguments.

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