A shoe was thrown at Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif by a religious extremist amid a function at an Islamic seminary in Lahore.
The incident occurred a day after religious extremist blackened the face of Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif with ink when he wasaddressing his party’s worker’s convention in his hometown in Sialkot, around 100-km from Lahore.
Today , Mr Sharif was a main visitor at Jamia Naemia seminary, Ghari Shahu Lahore.
As Mr Sharif was heading towards rostrum for a speech, a student hurled a shoe at him that hit his shoulder and ear.
The student likewise figured out how to reach before Mr Sharif and chanted “Labbaik Ya Rasoolullah” motto.
The security personnel caught the student and his other accomplice who also chanted “Labbaik Ya Rasoolullah” slogans and gave them sound thrashing.
Afterward, the two students were given over to police. Police identified the shoe hurler as Abdul Ghafoor, a previous student of the seminary, and his accomplice as Sajid.
The situation turned out to be extremely tense after the episode.
Sharif made a concise discourse in which he didn’t specify about the man who tossed shoe at him.
The religious parties particularly Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan hosted held Sharif and his get-together (PML-N) responsible for making an attempt to change a clause related to finality of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Constitution.
In yesterday’s incident, Faiz Rasool, who threw ink at the foreign minister, told the police that he vent out his anger because the PML-N had tred to change the irrevocability of the Prophet in the Constitution.
“This hurt the notions of a great many Pakistanis including myself,” he said.
Pakistan’s Law Minister Zahid Hamid needed to resign last November when hundred Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan supporters stayed outdoors at Islamabad’s Faizabad traffic interchange forcing the PML-N government to make a move against those in the elected bureau in charge trying to change this provision from the Constitution.
The mainstream parties- Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf – condemned the episode.
PML-N leader and Railway Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique said those apprehensive of prevalence of PML-N are behind such episodes.