GUJRAT - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan narrowly escaped a shoe hurled at him on Tuesday.

According to TV footage, Aleem Khan who was standing next to Imran was struck by the shoe which was thrown at the PTI chief during a rally in Gujrat.

The PTI chief was addressing a rally during membership campaign in Gujrat when a participant of the rally hurled shoe at Imran.

This is the second such attack on Imran in the last two days and the third involving a politician.

Two days ago, a man was arrested by police for allegedly attempting to hurl his shoe at the PTI chief in Faisalabad. The accused was collared by PTI workers and handed over to the police.

On Sunday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was struck with a shoe at Jamia Naeemia in Lahore. The shoe attack drew widespread commendations from politicians and civil society. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif faced an unpleasant situation last week after a man splashed black ink at his face during his party's convention in his hometown Sialkot.

Addressing party supporters, Imran, continuing his tirade against former premier Nawaz Sharif, said Tuesday that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader was duping people.

"Everyone knows what goes on in the police stations in Punjab," the PTI chief claimed.

"Allah has given the nation everything. Unless we improve the country’s system, we cannot make progress," he said.

The PTI chief is visiting towns and cities across the country to aid the party's ongoing membership campaign.

"Nations prosper when they spend money on people, not on roads," said the PTI chief.

"The day a student from Tanda becomes the country's prime minister, only then can we achieve great things," he said further.

The PTI chief said the government must invest in the people for a brighter future.