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.

The ink-thrower was subsequently released by police on Sunday.

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