Foreign minister Khawaja Asif had ink thrown at him during a PML-N workers’ convention in Sialkot on Saturday, DawnNewsTV reported.

The veteran politician was addressing his party workers when an unidentified man doused him with black ink from behind.

Following the incident, enraged PML-N workers roughed up the ink-thrower before handing him over to the police.

Asif, however, pardoned the attacker instantly and called for his release, saying: “Someone gave him some money and sent him to throw ink at me but release him because I don’t have any enmity with him.”

A day after the ink was thrown on Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in Sialkot, a shoe was thrown at PML-N’s supreme leader Nawaz Sharif in Lahore on Sunday, DawnNewsTV reported.

Sharif, who had arrived at Jamia Naeemia to address a ceremony marking the death anniversary of Mufti Mohammad Hussain Naeemi, had a shoe thrown at him by a man in the audience as soon as he took the stage. Video footage of the incident showed Sharif visibly shocked in the immediate aftermath of the incident.