Supporters of former Pakistan World Cup winning skipper Imran Khan have formed a batting force to protect the cricketer turned politician from shoe throwing. They further added that anyone intending to harm their leader would be beaten to pieces by cricket bats. A shoe was hurled at the former Pakistan skipper who is the current chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf. It missed the target and instead landed on party leader Aleem Khan’s chest. It happened during a public rally in Gujarat city on 13th March in the Punjab Province.
Concerned with the shoe throwing incident, the PTI workers have formed a batting force and said that they would thrash them with crickets. It was reported by the Express-News today. During Khan’s visit to Gujranwala, the PTI workers and members proposed several strategies to counter the threat in case there is further shoe attack on the political leader. The PTI workers and supporters have announced in Gujranwala that they will protect them with bats in hand.
As per reports, PTI youth will guard Khan during the visit.
“Imran Khan is our guest, nothing will even remotely harm him,” the report quoted a party worker as saying. Khan, who led Pakistan to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, is on a visit to Gujranwala where he will be visiting nine party camps and address the workers ahead of the general elections in July.
The incident in Gujarat was the 2nd such attempt to attack Imran. A man involved in the incident was beaten up and was handed over to police after he allegedly threw a shoe at a PTI chief at a rally held in Faisalabad just a couple of days before. It was PTI Central Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhary who alleged the Muslim-League Nawaz was “responsible for all these incidents as the ruling party is instigating its workers to commit such crimes”.