A man on Saturday tossed a show on Ahsan Iqbal—the Interior Minister while he was addressing at a convention of workers in Narowal. This was an unusual happening that took place.
As per the media reports that the man who threw the show is recognized as Bilal Haris. He tried to get closer to the Interior Minister as soon as he reached on the stage in Aliabad for addressing the supporters of the political party—Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Haris then threw a shoe at Ahsan Iqbal, which according to reports touched his arm. The party workers immediately took hold of the culprit and handed him over to the police.
As per a private news channel, the Interior Minister had to leave his speech midway and had to come down from the stage.
Ahsan Iqbal on reacting to the reports said that it was a third-degree act by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
He added that this act did nothing—the shoe neither touched him nor it interrupted his speech. But, PTI for sure was unveiled and condemned by the people.
It was a 3rd degree cheap PTI tactic. Nothing happened neither touched me nor interrupted my speech.However PTI exposed,condemned by people. https://t.co/kEpTqintWq
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) February 24, 2018
As per sources the police later released Bilal Haris—the twenty-four-year-old, without any charges.
It seems that there is some connection between shoes and the political leaders. After every few days news of such sort surfaces. It has become some kind of trend.
At the start of this month, angry members of the Mehsud tribe who were protesting in front of the National Press Club relating the arrest of Rao Anwar—Ex-SSP Malir, threw shoes and bottles at the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) delegation.
The infuriated protestors even raised slogans against the political heads, however, the matter was resolved by the intervention of the tribal leaders.
Last year in March, Sheikh Rasheed—the Awami Muslim League (AML) chief went through the same situation when a man tossed a shoe at him at Lahore Railway Station where he came to attend the final match of the PSL-second edition.
In April back in 2014, Shahbaz Sharif—Punjab chief, missed a shoe thrown at him by inches during the inauguration of a three-day conference in Lahore—South Asia Labour Conference.