File photo of Imran Khan. Photograph:( Twitter )
A man was beaten up by people and handed over to the police after he allegedly tried to hurl a shoe at Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan when he was getting into his car after leaving the rally in Faisalabad on Sunday.
Khan's party workers and security staff caught the man when they saw him open the leader's car and was then beaten up.
The man, identified as Mirza Ramzan was sent by the son-in-law of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Sheharyar, reports said.
According to police, the suspect admitted that Sanaullah’s son-in-law directed him to throw a shoe at the PTI chief. The further action would only be taken after a written application by the PTI, they added.
Earlier today, a man threw a shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Jamia Naeemia in Lahore during a ceremony.
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 eastern Pakistan.