Shoe hurled at former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore
Lahore, Mar 11 (IBNS): A shoe was hurled at former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during an event in Lahore city on Sunday, media reports said.
Sharif, who had arrived at Jamia Naeemia to address a ceremony marking the death anniversary of Mufti Mohammad Hussain Naeemi, had a shoe thrown at him by a man in the audience as soon as he took the stage, Dawn News reported.
A video footage of the incident has emerged where Sharif could be seen shocked following the shoe throwing incident.
However, Sharif went ahead and delivered his address.
The audience caught the man, who threw the shoe at the ex-PM, and thrashed him.
He was later handed over to the police.
The police have identified the person as Talha Munawwar.
Talha Munawwar was reportedly injured after he was beaten up by the crowd present at the venue.
He was taken to Services Hospital for treatment.
Talking to Geo News, Allama Raghib Naeemi, the head of the seminary, condemned the incident and said Islam teaches respect.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif, who became the latest victim of ink attack, said the incident won't change his politics.
Asif was addressing a Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) workers' convention in Sialkot city of Punjab on Saturday when the saga unfolded.
Immediately after the incident, furious PML-N workers nabbed the perpetrator and manhandled him before handing him over to the police.
However, the lawmaker urged the policemen to release him and said, "Someone gave him some money and sent him to throw ink at me but release him because I don't have any enmity with him."
"This incident doesn't affect my politics because there are still thousands of people praying for me," he was quoted as saying by the local Dawn News.
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