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Shahbaz escapes shoe attack in Lahore conference

LAHORE: The Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif faced an awkward situation at the South Asia Labour Conference on Thursday when a journalist hurled a shoe at him after being denied answer of his question, ARY News reported.

The shoe, however, narrowly missed the chief minister and flew past him. The journalist Imdad Ali Sodhar, belonging to a private Sindhi TV channel, was repeatedly asking question from the CM, but he was not given attention, thus turning him raged and he hurled a shoe at the CM. 

The security protocol of the CM immediately encircled the journalist, but neither arrested nor expelled him of the hall. Interestingly, the journalist was forced to take off his other shoe in order to evade such another raging move.

The journalist was briefly arrested when the chief minister pardoned him and ordered his release.

After the incident, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif did not react and sat on a stage in an apparent calm manner.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  



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