Foreign minister Khawaja Asif had ink thrown at him during a PML-N workers’ convention in Sialkot on Saturday.
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.”
“This incident doesn’t affect my politics because there are still thousands of people praying for me,” Asif said.
The pardoning of the ink-thrower was rejected by PML-N workers, who voiced their displeasure through their chants.
It is pertinent to mention here that a shoe was hurled at Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal during a recent PML-N workers’ convention.