‘Shoe incident’ outcome of culture introduced by Imran: Marriyum

Islamabad

Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb Sunday severely condemned the incident of shoe throwing at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and said all the politicians and other stakeholders would have to move forward with a collective thought to prevent the recurrence of such happenings otherwise they could become a common sight in the class rooms, schools and market places.
Talking to private news channels, she said today’s incident was the outcome of the culture of violence and the slogans like drag them out, pick them up and pull them down introduced by Imran Khan during the last four and half years.
Marriyum said, “When a leader stands and talks like that it changes, nurtures and forms mindsets and behaviours of millions of people.”
The minister said the politicians would have to think seriously that transforming the difference of opinion into hate syndrome would be a misfortune for the whole society. She said no words would be enough to denounce the incident not because it happened with Nawaz Sharif but because the emerging trend in the society was very worrying.
Marriyum welcomed the condemnation of the incident by political leaders and Imran Khan and remarked that it was imperative to go beyond that and integrate that thinking with their behaviours.
She said a leader should choose his words carefully, adding Imran could not come up with any performance during the last four and a half years except making provocative speeches.— APP

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