Shoe Thrown At Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif [WATCH]

| March 11 , 2018 , 15:35 IST

A man hurled a shoe at former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif during an event in Lahore on Sunday. 

As per the reports, the shoe was thrown by a former seminary student during Sharif's visit to Jamia Naeemia seminary in Garhi Shahu. As Nawaz reached the dais to address the event, a shoe was thrown at him by someone from the audience. The shoe hit him on his chest.

Following the incident, the attacker was detained by the seminary's administration and later handed over to the police with his accomplice.

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The Lahore Police said the attacker, identified as Talha Munawwar, is a former student of the seminary. He has been shifted to Services Hospital owing to injuries from being beaten up by the seminary staff and students after the incident. 

Nawaz, meanwhile, addressed the event after the chaos ended.

On Saturday a similar incident took place where a person threw ink at Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif while he was addressing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz convention.

The person was taken into custody by the police, however, Asif said he should be released, saying he has no enmity with him.

Last month, a man hurled a shoe at Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal while he was addressing a workers' convention in Narowal.