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Shoe thrown at Nawaz Sharif at madrasa in Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

A shoe was hurled at Pakistan's Sharif by a religious extremist today during a function at an Islamic seminary here.

The incident took place a day after a religious extremist blackened the face of Pakistan's with ink when he was addressing his party's worker's convention in his hometown in Sialkot, some 100-km from

Today Sharif was the chief guest at Jamia Naemia seminary, Ghari Shahu

As Sharif was heading towards rostrum for a speech, a student hurled a shoe at him that hit his shoulder and ear.

The student also managed to reach in front of Sharif and chanted "Labbaik Ya Rasoolullah" slogan.

The security personnel caught the student and his other accomplice who also chanted slogans and gave them sound thrashing.

Later, the two students were handed over to police. Police identified the shoe thrower as Abdul Ghafoor, a former student of the seminary, and his accomplice as Sajid.

The situation became very tense after the incident.

Sharif made a brief speech in which he did not mention about the man who threw a shoe at him.

The religious parties especially Tehreek-e-Labbaik had held Sharif and his party (PML-N) responsible for making an attempt to change a clause related to finality of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Constitution.

In yesterday's incident, Faiz Rasool, who threw ink at the foreign minister, told the police that he vent out his anger because the PML-N had tried to change the finality of the Prophet in the Constitution.

"This hurt the sentiments of millions of Pakistanis including myself," he said.

Pakistan's Law had to resign last November when hundreds of Tehreek-e-Labbaik supporters camped at Islamabad's Faizabad traffic interchange forcing the to take action against those in the federal cabinet responsible for attempting to change this clause from the Constitution.

The mainstream parties -- Peoples Party and Tehreek-e-Insaaf -- condemned the incident.

said those afraid of popularity of PML-N are behind such incidents.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 20:10 IST