Shoe thrown at Imran Khan during PTI rally in Gujarat

Pakistan       by Dawood Rehman | Published

Pakistan by Dawood Rehman | Published

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday narrowly escaped a shoe attack during a party rally in Gujrat city of Punjab province, ARY News reported.

Just as the party chairman, Imran Khan, turned to left while addressing the crowd atop a vehicle in the evening, a shoe came flying and hit Aleem, who was standing beside him, squarely in the chest. Soon after the attack, Imran is seen concluding his address and coming down from the stage.

Condemning the incident, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal urged tolerance and respect in politics.

On the same day, two men lobbed shoes at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as he was about to begin his address at a seminary in Lahore, with one hitting him.

According to Geo News, the attacker appeared to be a student of the seminary.

The attack on the ousted PM had drawn widespread condemnation from all mainstream political and religious parties.

A day earlier, a man was taken into police custody after he threw ink at Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif during his speech at the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) workers' convention in Sialkot. A man was arrested after the incident.