Islamic seminary student hurls shoe at Sharif in Pakistan

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Islamic seminary student hurls shoe at Sharif in Pakistan

On Sunday, two men lobbed shoes at ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif while he was addressing a gathering in Lahore.

The incident came a day after a man, Faiz Rasool, hurled ink at Asif, a member of the ruling party and a close Sharif aide, while he was speaking at a party rally in eastern Pakistan.

Today Sharif was a chief guest at Jamia Naemia seminary, Ghari Shahu Lahore.

Another man hurled a shoe at Sharif, almost missing him but hitting a person standing behind him.

On Thursday former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that bogus cases were made against him as investigators failed to prove corruption charges against him in six months.

Following the incident, the attacker was detained by the seminary's administration and later handed over to the police with his accomplice. The attacker later climbed the stage and shouted a slogan while standing in front of Nawaz.

The situation became very tense after the incident.

The shoe hit the leader of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) on his shoulder, reported The Express Tribune.

Religious parties especially Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan had held Sharif and his party (PML-N) responsible for making an attempt to change a clause related to finality of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Constitution. In its message on Twitter, PTI said that it was regrettable that PML-N's policies have turned the people against the party to the extent that they [the nation] have resorted to such antics.

Spokesmen of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek and PTI also condemned the incident saying such act could not be justified in any way.

On Saturday night, ink was thrown at foreign minister Khawaja Asif while he was addressing the PML-N workers' convention in Sialkot city of Punjab province.

PML-N leader Rana Mashhood said that the party was anticipating such an incident because there is a frustration on part of the opposition due to PML-N's rising popularity.

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