A local singer Tanvir Afridi, who owns ‘Tanvir Afridi Productions’, has claimed that PTV administration was refusing to pay him a due amount of Rs 2.55 million.
According to Afridi PTV had hired the services of his company for its program ‘Karvan-e-Mohabat’ last year.
He said that the project had been completed but the PTV administration was denying to pay its due payment.
The artist reportedly stated that at the conclusion of the programme, concern authorities asked him to do another programme. He said that he also sustained losses in the form of fares of trucks, generators and stipend to the performers as the second programme was initiated after 16 days of the first.
“Since then, I am waiting for the clearance of my dues but nothing happened despite my several attempts to approach relevant authorities. I also wrote letters to PTV Director Programme for the solution of my matter,” he said.
He said that now PTV had to pay him Rs 2,547,850. He further said that the claimed amount included dues against his performance as a singer, charge of four extra sound systems and payment of six extra days of the project. He further stated that he was going to file a case against those, who were responsible for this.
At the other hand, PTV administration said that the behaviour of Aafridi was quite illogical. According to the administration the amount being claimed by the artist was contrary to the agreement, signed between the PTV and him.
He said: “The PTV is a government organisation not private, so it is impossible that it could usurp the right of one or refuse to pay one’s due amount. Every thing is done under a procedure. The PTV had paid the major part of Afridi’s due amount, while cheques of amount left, were available to receive at Lahore station.” He further said that if artists have some proofs or documents in favour of his claim then he should ask for his right through proper channel.