Lahore: A shoe was hurled at Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan that missed its target and instead landed on PTI leader Aleem Khan’s chest, during a public rally in Gujrat on Tuesday.
This was the second such attempt to attack the PTI chief as a man was beaten up and handed over to police for allegedly trying to throw a shoe at the PTI chief as he was getting into his vehicle to leave the venue for a political rally he addressed in Faisalabad just two days ago.
This time, the party chairman was addressing the rally in Gujrat when a shoe was hurled at him. However, it missed the PTI chief by a fair margin and hit Aleem Khan, who was also standing on the stage.
PTI Central Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry strongly condemned the incident and alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was “responsible for all these incidents as the ruling party is instigating its workers to commit such crimes”.
Man arrested for ‘attempting to throw shoe’ at Imran Khan in Faisalabad. He underlined that all political parties should develop consensus “to stop this nonsense as it is not acceptable at all”.
He said all opposition parties, including PTI, stood by the PML-N when a person threw ink at Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif during a workers’ convention in Sialkot a couple of days ago. Despite his political differences, the PTI chairman also condemned the shoe attack on former premier Nawaz Sharif at Lahore’s Jamia Naeemia, he added.