Shoe hurled at Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif

Shoe hurled at Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif

Shoe hurled at Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif

Video footage showed Sharif visibly shocked in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

The event was resumed after Munawwar was detained and Sharif addressed the gathering. According to some media reports, the shoe thrower also raised slogans in favour of Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of ex-governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer.

The audience caught the man, who threw the shoe at the ex-PM, and thrashed him.

The shoe-attacker and his accomplice, who are former students of the seminary, then chanted slogan "Labbaik Ya Rasoolallah" before they were nabbed.

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the incident of throwing shoe at Nawaz Sharif and termed it ugly trend threatening the respect and security of the political leaders in Pakistan.

Pakistan's Senate comprises of 104 members and to replace the outgoing Senate chairman Raza Rabbani with their candidates, the mainstream parties need at least 53 votes.

The attack came a few hours after an ink attack on Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif at a convention of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.

He was later handed over to the police.

The whole fiasco was broadcasted live on local television channels. "Thousands of people are still praying for me and throwing ink won't affect my politics at all", he was quoted as saying.

Nearly all the mainstream political parties and their leaders, including Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and former president Asif Zardari, on Sunday condemned the incident of hurling shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar said it was another rueful and unethical episode of such incidents.

The same day, a man lobbed a shoe at interior minister Ahsan Iqbal while he was addressing a workers' convention in Narowal.

"This is not the way to express yourself and I condemn whoever did it".

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