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Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Faced Shoe In Birmingham  

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Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari has recently been criticized for showing apathy towards the recent disaster and troubles in his country and shying away for a tour in Europe.

Reports are coming that an elderly man had thrown his both shoes at him today as he attended a 1000 people strong political rally in Birmingham.

Mr. Zardari was addressing the Pakistan People’s Party’s convention in Birmingham when the shoes were thrown and landed just short of him. There are videos of the rally and the news and people are searching for a clear footage of the incident.

Pakistani Twitter users are all over this news with interesting remarks like these:
_samiran: Time Line flooded with #ZardariFacedShoe now interested to find out which company made the shoe. And did Zardari saab has 10% in it also!
rai_azlan: i condemn this Joota event as Jooty ki bhi koi Izat hoti hy #ZardariFacedShoe
irfantariq: As per geo no video is available of shoe throwing #pakistan #zardari #zardarifacedshoe
mohsinhijazee: We're ahead of USA. Two shoes in comparison to one. #zardarifacedshoe
drumairali: look at the courage of the old Man he threw not one but both his shoes at him....your a legend Sir..... #zardarifacedshoe
quest4clarity: #PPP saying protests are a sign of their success, WTF?! #ZardariFacedShoe
samishah: Next time: Exploding shoe! #zardarifacedshoe
kadnan: make sure u will be rejoicing in same tone when a shoe hurls at your darling political/religious leader #ZardariFacedShoe
kadnan: the man who threw shoe at Zardari has been arrested #ZardariFacedShoe
rai_azlan: Police has let the Baba ji go after a small talk, #ZardariFacedShoe
rai_azlan: question of the DAY: was the Shoe branded???? #UKP, #PPP, #CHITTAR, #ZardariFacedShoe
shahidsaeed: I repeat "Award winning" bloggers who never cared 2 post abt the flood celebrating shoe throwing is pathetic & disgusting #Zardarifacedshoe
And if you want to be a part of the action you can play the throw the shoe at Zardari game in 3 levels (I scored 47!).

Image courtesy Icemetal at Yfrog

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20 comments

your worst nightmare  

the man deserved it [edited]...

Saturday, August 07, 2010 9:59:00 PM
RAJA NICE  

BOHAT AFSOS KI BAT HAI SHOES NAHEEN MARNA CHAHIAY US KO TO ........................ MARNI CHAHIAY...

Sunday, August 08, 2010 6:48:00 AM
Anonymous  

Dil Hush kita jay baba ji

Sunday, August 08, 2010 8:55:00 AM
Anonymous  

Allah ka sukar ha us ke sath isi tarha honi chaye

Sunday, August 08, 2010 11:47:00 AM
sadia rizvi  

<span>It becomes apparent that this protest has nothing to do with a principled opposition to Zardari; this was simply a crass display of the fascist and violent sentiments of two Islamist parties that have never made any electoral gains in Pakistan and whose ties with the shadowy establishment supporters of Islamist militias is known to all those who do not subscribe to an ostrich mentality.

It is equally disappointing to see some of these sentiments on the blogs of the pseudo intellectuals of Pakistan whose headlines seem as they though they have been dictated by the shadowy anti-democratic intelligence community. <span> </span>There is smug celebration on many of these blogs and facebook walls of a shoe throwing incident at Zardari’s speech in Birmingham; an act that was advocated in advance by those whose visceral hatred for secular politicians is matched by their mental servitude to the Islamist establishment. 

This is truly a sad reflection of the state of affairs. One wonders if these educated upper class elites who scoff and selectively criticize Zardari will ever have the guts and courage to take an unequivocal stance against the Taliban. Will these elites ever advocate for the rights of the marginalized Balochis instead of labeling them as fifth columnists and traitors due to their (Baloch) opposition to the brutal military crackdown against their nationalist youth. Will they ever criticize the security establishment for allotting 80% of the national budget for themselves and thereby denying the development of crucial infrastructure such as dams that could have reduced the severity of the current floods.<span> </span></span>

Sunday, August 08, 2010 2:01:00 PM
Anonymous  

bhoat khose hohe JEO baba ge

Sunday, August 08, 2010 9:15:00 PM
Anonymous  

<p><span><span>“pseudo intellectuals of Pakistan whose headlines seem as they though they have been dictated by the shadowy anti-democratic intelligence community.”</span></span>
</p><p><span><span> </span></span>
</p><p><span><span>“secular politicians”.</span></span>
</p><p><span><span> </span></span>
</p><p><span><span>I don’t even know where to start you seem like you have no idea about the country you are talking about as a matter of fact I don’t even think u have ever been to Pakistan.</span></span>
</p><p><span><span> </span></span>
</p><p><span><span>First of all talking about pseudo intellectuals of Pakistan and anti-democratic as you said. </span></span>
</p><p><span><span> </span></span>
</p><p><span><span>Democracy is a shame specially when it comes to third world countries where common person would sell there votes for less then a $. Especially when country is divided in to so many casts, religious sects and provincial Identities and most of them are <span> </span>unable them to look beyond all thins and chose there representative wisely.</span></span>
</p><p><span><span>I don’t blame them as we don’t see any real results in our previous 62 years of history. To be hones we don’t even have democracy we have a one party system if we look at it “the looter party” I should call with a option to blame the previous government and shrug the blame.</span></span></p>

Sunday, August 08, 2010 9:33:00 PM
Anonymous  

<p><span><span>Shoe throwing incident is just one of the non violent way of showing there frustration for the common person.</span></span>
</p><p><span><span> </span></span>
</p><p><span><span>Secondly talking about the secular politicians. Don’t even get me started on that first we got a country on the name of ISLAM and now these politician are going against the very idea. Secularism is not a idea that you can make some one understand by explaining. It’s an idea or I should say way of life don’t take me wrong I think its time for public of Pakistan to get out of the shoe box and look out side. But what actually happening is all these efforts are beyond a common persons imagination who lives in “Islamic Republic of Pakistan” and world expects them to act as if they are in “Democratic Republic of Pakistan”.</span></span>
</p><p><span><span> </span></span>
</p><p><span><span>On top of that 70% illiterate (religious Arabic education is all they have) and live in rural areas even if we successfully liberalize them, then what about the rest of them. It’s a social change and it takes time now just effort.</span></span>
</p><p><span><span> </span></span>
</p><p><span><span>Last thing I want to say is don’t take others word literally for fact just because fascist ideology did not worked in western world does not means it wont work in Islamic courtiers too. Islam teats all muslims a entity and Islamic ideology and fascist ideology is pretty close if you ask me.</span></span><span><span> </span></span>
</p><p><span><span>Again I am not giving my point of view I am merely trying to putting facts and reality together<span>  </span>of the nation we call Pakistan.</span></span>
</p><p><span><span> </span></span><span><span><span> O</span>n one side you talk about fascism and on the other hand democracy. I don’t think democracy can work in a country <span> </span></span></span><span></span></p>

Sunday, August 08, 2010 9:33:00 PM
fadi  

we shame on zardari but he really deserves for that

Monday, August 09, 2010 6:30:00 AM
M. Yaqoob  

AL-Quran " WA TUEZU MANTASHA WA TUZILLU MAN TASHA" Tarjuma: ALLAH jisai chahta hai izzat daitta hai or jisai chahta hai zillat daita hai. what he wants he achieved at Birmingham, 

Monday, August 09, 2010 10:50:00 AM
Anonymous  

this is good news for all pakistani

Monday, August 09, 2010 1:00:00 PM
RAJA ZAIN KHALID  

GEO TO UN BAB GI KI TARAH!WA BABA GI WAH ,BARI DAIR KE BAD KOI NEWS SUNI HA JIS SE DIL  KHUSH HUA HA.<span>SIR AP KO MERI TARAF SE AUR PURI PAKISTANI AWAM KI TARAF SE SALUTE!</span>
<span>GEO BABA JI, JUG JUG GEO!</span>

Monday, August 09, 2010 2:33:00 PM
Anonymous  

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(                                                                   
                      
            so saad

Monday, August 09, 2010 5:07:00 PM
sadia rizvi  

<span><span>It becomes apparent that this protest has nothing to do with a principled opposition to Zardari; this was simply a crass display of the fascist and violent sentiments of two Islamist parties that have never made any electoral gains in Pakistan and whose ties with the shadowy establishment supporters of Islamist militias is known to all those who do not subscribe to an ostrich mentality.

It is equally disappointing to see some of these sentiments on the blogs of the pseudo intellectuals of Pakistan whose headlines seem as they though they have been dictated by the shadowy anti-democratic intelligence community.<span> </span>There is smug celebration on many of these blogs and facebook walls of a shoe throwing incident at Zardari’s speech in Birmingham; an act that was advocated in advance by those whose visceral hatred for secular politicians is matched by their mental servitude to the Islamist establishment. 

This is truly a sad reflection of the state of affairs. One wonders if these educated upper class elites who scoff and selectively criticize Zardari will ever have the guts and courage to take an unequivocal stance against the Taliban. Will these elites ever advocate for the rights of the marginalized Balochis instead of labeling them as fifth columnists and traitors due to their (Baloch) opposition to the brutal military crackdown against their nationalist youth. Will they ever criticize the security establishment for allotting 80% of the national budget for themselves and thereby denying the development of crucial infrastructure such as dams that could have reduced the severity of the current floods.<span> </span></span></span>
<span><span><span>
</span></span></span>

Monday, August 09, 2010 6:36:00 PM
K's  

Zardari deserved every bit of it....Every Pakistani I know wants to do this and much more to him. May this be the start of an end for this man who is an insult to Pakistan.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:29:00 AM
AKIF ALAM  

He deserved more than a shoe. Such a shame

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 8:16:00 PM
sunny  

forget shoes, see when he will go to backto islamabad , he will loot/take away all the aid,and will say " LOOT Loo/ sub khajao Is the best revenge"  

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:24:00 PM
Anonymous  

Zardari khuda keyliye shift to your palace in france and leave us alone. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010 12:15:00 PM
aLi sHeiKH ........  

<span>shame on U zardari ,,,,,,,,,,,,, BT ACTUALLY U REALLY </span><span> deserves .......... IM SRY </span>

Saturday, August 14, 2010 10:08:00 PM
Ayaz Ahmed Shar  

ASif ali zardari is the best politician of pakistan i like him altaf hussain is a killer geo is the channel of jalous people i like most our president

Sunday, August 22, 2010 7:53:00 PM

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