FAISALABAD -UNS : A man was arrested by police for allegedly attempting to hurl shoe at PTI Chairman Khan in Faisalabad, Samaa reported Sunday.
The accused was collared by PTI workers and handed over to police after he came close to Imran Khan’s vehicle and attempted to hurl shoe at him during PTI rally in Faisalabad, according to our correspondent.
The rally was being led by Imran Khan.
The man, identified as Mirza Ramzan, was caught and thrashed by the mob. He told media persons that he was angered by today’s shoe attack on Nawaz Sharif in Lahore.
Imran Khan reacted to the incident, saying that “I’m happy to know that he’s not a PTI worker, but I want to make it clear that this is not the way. Such acts are against ethics.”
Earlier today, a man threw shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Jamia Naeemia in Lahore during a ceremony.
The incident was condemned by Imran Khan. “It was unethical to hurl a shoe at Nawaz Sharif. This is not the way to express yourself and I condemn whoever did it,” Khan said.
The two incidents came a day after Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif came under ink attack in Sialkot.