Politicians from dominant parties strongly condemned the hurling of shoes at former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif.
According to Express News a man, sitting in the second row hurled a shoe at Nawaz Sharif during a seminar taking place at Jamia Naeemia in Lahore. He hurled the shoe and chanted slogans praising Mumtaz Qadri. The shoe hit Nawaz on the chest and several prominent politicians expressed their disapproval at this incident.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairperson Imran Khan was quick to shun the shoe-throwing. He said that he strongly opposes this act and said that such behaviour was regretful.
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari denounced the act, saying that such acts are indecent and infringe upon the rights of politicians to connect with the people.
He added that the PPP has always condemned hate propaganda and emphasised that such acts are slanderous and threaten the security of politicians.
Party Chief of Awami League Sheikh Rasheed termed the act as unethical. He remarked that all political differences aside, he would not encourage such demeaning acts because it reflects immorality.
Jamaat-e-Islaami Ameer Sirajul Haq lamented the act. He said that this incident was deplorable and goes against the code of conduct Islam demands to follow.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan Leader Farooq Sattar also condemned the act. He said that there is a need to practice politics of non-violence. Leaders should also preach their followers to adhere to ethical expression of politics.
Awami National Party leader, Asfandyar Wali Khan decried the act and said that such attitudes reveal the height of intolerance prevalent in our society.
He also stressed that this kind of intolerance would threaten any and all political regimes. However, some people disagreed with the politicians.