Pakistan foreign minister's face blackened with inkLast updated on Mar 11, 2018, 12:41 pm
A religious extremist blackened Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif's face with ink.
The incident took place when Asif was addressing his party's workers' convention in Punjab province of the country late last night.
The suspect, who was handed over to police, allegedly said that Asif's party had tried to change the finality of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Constitution which hurt his sentiments.
Such an incident adds sympathy for him: minister
The minister, who returned to complete his speech after washing off the ink, said, "I do not know this man. It appears my opponents had given him some money to throw ink at me but I pardon this man and will ask the police to release him."
He added, "Such an incident adds sympathy for him."
The accused has been identified as Faiz Rasool.
Rasool does not have any political connections: police
"Rasool doesn't have any connection with any political party. He threw ink at minister because his party had tried to change the finality of Prophet Mohammad in Constitution. This hurt the sentiments of millions of Pakistanis including his," police said.
Since Asif is not interested in getting an FIR registered against Rasool, police said they will set him free after meeting all legal requirements.