KARACHI - A Karachi University (KU) student on Thursday threw a shoe at a visiting American journalist, Clifford May, who was to deliver a lecture at the varsity. Clifford escaped the attack when a student, Muhammad Hussain of Imamia Students Organisation (ISO), hurled the shoe at him. The incident occurred during the question-answer session of the lecture on Pakistans Role in Countering Terrorism at the Department of International Relations (IR). Reports say Muhammad Hussain, a student of the IR department, during the session, targeted the US journalist with his shoe. Following the incident, the security officials encircled Clifford while the student left the auditorium without any resistance by the KU administration. Source privy to the matter told The Nation that the said programme was organised without the permission of the varsity administration and most of the concerned staffers of the said department had expressed their concerns and did not participate in the programme in protest.