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Pakistani student hurls shoe at former PM Nawaz Sharif

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The writer is a graduate student at SOAS University of London

The former prime minister addressed the crowd later on.

Political leadership across the country including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PPPP President Asif Zardari and several others have condemned a shoe attack on PML-N Leader Nawaz Sharif.

Today Sharif was a chief guest at Jamia Naemia seminary, Ghari Shahu Lahore.

Talking to media outside the accountability court, the former premier said that all that is being done against him and his party was part of a grand political agenda.

On Thursday former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that bogus cases were made against him as investigators failed to prove corruption charges against him in six months.

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.

Soon after the incident, the seminary administration detained the attacker before handing him over to the police.

The situation became very tense after the incident.

The incident comes days after another PML-N leader, Ahsan Iqbal, had a shoe thrown at him, making it the third incident of similar nature against the ruling party's top leadership in recent days.

Highligthing performance of the PML-N, he said that his party resolved major issues being faced by Pakistan when it came into power.

In Saturday'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.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Faisal Subzwari also took to Twitter to condemn the incident, calling for serious efforts to curb such acts.

PML-N leader Khwaja Saad Rafiq said that the attack was carried out by those who are disturbed from the increasing popularity of the PML-N.

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