A slipper was hurled at the window of Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah’s car outside the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday as tense debate raged inside. The minister was riding shotgun in the front passenger seat as his driver sped past a crowd of reporters when the event occurred.
An unidentified male is said to have hurled the shoe, which appeared to be aimed at Sanaullah. As the minister got ready to depart the provincial assembly’s grounds, it flew towards his car.
When the shoe was hurled, Sanaullah’s driver briefly stopped the vehicle before continuing once it had passed the car.
Sanaullah claimed to have missed the incident in a media interview. He continued by saying that he had been told by witnesses that the PTI MPA’s driver had thrown a shoe at the car.
He declared that the individual who threw the shoe at him would not face any punishment.
He introduced himself and stated, “I am the interior minister and president of the PML-N Punjab. I am also in charge of managing the business of the parliamentary party.”
The Punjab government, which is run by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), earlier today blacklisted the minister as well as Special Assistant to Prime Minister Attaullah Tarar and other party leaders.
According to the information, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) legislators and leaders were prevented from accessing the building’s grounds by the police and assembly employees, but some of them managed to force their way inside.
At a press conference with other party officials, Sanaullah stated that the security agents had also been instructed to prevent the PML-N leaders from entering the assembly; however, they had refused to abide by the “illegal” directives.
According to Sanaullah, the provincial assembly does not have enough members for the vote of confidence in Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Pervaiz Elahi. If Pervaiz Elahi fails to win the vote of confidence, he said, the PA would hold an election.