3 men involved in throwing shoe at Nawaz Sharif, sent to jail


LAHORE – Three men involved in hurling shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Jamia Naeemia yesterday have been sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand.

All three accused Abdul Ghafoor, Munawar Hussain and Sajid were presented before the court amid tight security.

Police had lodged a case against the accused in Qila Gujjar Singh police Station.

Earlier on Sunday, a seminary student hurled a shoe at former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif . Sharif, who was disqualified last year over graft charges, appeared visibly shocked as the shoe hit his shoulder while he was addressing a gathering at a seminary in Lahore.

The incident came a day after an individual hurled ink at Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, a member of the ruling party and a close Sharif aide, while he was speaking at a party rally in his hometown in Sialkot.