Two men lobbed shoes at former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday while he was about to begin addressing a gathering in Lahore City, the capital of Punjab province.
The incident happened during Nawaz’s visit to Jamia Naeemia seminary in Garhi Shahu, when he was about to address the participants of the event. In unusual occurrences, an audience member threw a shoe which hit the former Pakistani PM on his chest after which he climbed the stage and shouted a slogan while standing in front of Nawaz Sharif.
Sharif remained unhurt, but the attacker was detained by the seminary’s administration and later handed over to the police, Geo News reported.
However, Sharif managed to address the audience later on. He praised seminary’s leader, Mufti Naeem, before ending his speech and departing.
Talking to Geo News, senior journalist Sohail Warraich, who was at the event, said the attacker was chanting slogans in favour of a religious party which carried out a prolonged protest against the government in Islamabad last year for the ruling party’s role in amending the Finality of Prophethood oath of lawmakers.
This comes a day after a man was taken into police custody after he threw ink at Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif during his speech at the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz convention in Sialkot of Punjab.