Clerics attack Nawaz Sharif with shoes in Lahore madrasa

After throwing ink on Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif in Sialkot, a former seminary student hurled a shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif during an event at Jamia Naeemia Lahore on Sunday.

Nawaz Sharif was last month also barred from leading a political party following his disqualification by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers scandal in July a year ago.

"This hurt the sentiments of millions of Pakistanis including myself", he said.

Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has dismissed contempt of court petitions against ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar. He also hoped that justice would done to Mian Nawaz Sharif. "Respecting the vote is akin to respecting the public", said Nawaz, and added that he has been booked in cases for raising his voice for the sanctity of the vote and the nation.

A petition filed by a habitual petitioner, Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi for the court to take action against Sharif and his family members for anti-judiciary remarks during Panama case verdict.

"The world knows that our leader has been persecuted and discriminated against", he said.

But the PML-N president cautioned that today was not a day to give and receive congratulations.

He confessed that he does not wish to inaugurate development projects now as he, too, is only human.

She then lambasted at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, alleging that he had been promoting a culture of intolerance in the society and use of foul language in politics, The Dawn reported.

The post of party president was left vacant last month after Nawaz was removed from the position by the apex court.

Addressing the meeting after his election, Mr Shahbaz thanked the party for its confidence in him but said he could not even think about taking the place of his brother.

Vanessa Coleman