Pakistan

DJ Butt’s van catches fire ahead of PTI rally

RAWALPINDI: The van of DJ Butt caught fire just as it was scheduled to be part of the ‘Tehrik-e-Ehtisaab’ rally which was being held today from Rawalpindi to Islamabad.

The rally has been launched by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to call for accountability of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after the names of his family members surfaced in the Panama Papers. The PTI has also accused him of the money laundering, tax evasion and the concealment of assets.

Asif Butt better known as DJ Butt received fame during the 126-day sit-in by Imran Khan in Islamabad in 2014 where he enthralled participants with songs.

However, DJ Butt refused to admit any foul play and said that the generator on his van caught fire. He said that there was fortunately no loss of life or injury.

However, the sound system and import loudspeakers worth an estimated Rs5 million were destroyed in the blaze. The fire has now been brought under control.

PTI spokesman Naeem-ul-Haq said that the rally will continue as per schedule. He said that the government was creating obstacles for its members from participating in the rally.

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