Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif dodges shoe thrown in seminary

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif dodges shoe thrown in seminary

In his first address after officially taking the reins of the party, the younger Sharif said no one from the party can replace Nawaz Sharif - the former Prime Minister who was ousted by the country's apex court a year ago.

During a visit to Jamia Naeemia seminary in Garhi Shahu, a former student threw a shoe on Nawaz Sharif.

Video footage of the incident showed Sharif, 68, visibly shaken by the incident.

The police have identified the person as Talha Munawwar.

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The student along with his accomplice also jumped on stage where Sharif was standing and chanted slogans praising Mumtaz Qadri, the murderer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer.

Shahbaz was elected unopposed as no one filed nomination papers against him during the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's or PML-N general council meeting held in Islamabad.

After the incidence, Khawaja Asif said that he should be released saying he has no enmity with him. Later, they were handed over to police.

The guy who threw ink at the Foreign Minister, Faiz Rasool, told the police that he vents out his anger as the PML-N had tried to change the finality of the Prophet in the Constitution.

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Nawaz made Pakistan's defence "invincible" through atomic weapons, rejected $5 billion aid from the USA and built motorways, he said.

All the top leadership of political parties throughout Pakistan has rightly and appreciably condemned both the events in no ambiguous terms which, I think, is a very very good sign and they have rightly called for fostering ethical values among the masses.

Meanwhile, the court has also disposed of petitions against Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz, Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique, ex-PM Yousaf Raza Gillani and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Firdous Ashiq Awan.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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