Shoes hurled at Nawaz Sharif in Lahore seminary

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Lahore, March 11 (IANS) Two men lobbed shoes at former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and one hit him while he was about to address an event at a seminary here on Sunday. This incident came a day after ink was thrown on Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

A man hurled his shoe at Nawaz Sharif, hitting him between the neck and shoulder, soon after the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief reached the podium to deliver a speech at an event organised by the Jamia Naeemia, Dunya News reported.

He then jumped onto the stage and raised slogans in favour of Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, before fainting as the crowd jostled him.

Meanwhile, another man also hurled his shoe at the former PM, missing him narrowly. It hit a man standing behind the PML-N leader. The Punjab Police have taken both the men into custody.

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On Saturday, a man was taken into police custody after he threw ink at Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif during his speech at the ruling PML-N workers convention in Sialkot.

Asif, however, directed the authorities to release the suspect, saying he did not have any personal enmity with him, adding that the man must have carried out the act at the behest of someone in return for some money.

–IANS

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