Khawaja Asif was addressing a PML (N) convention when the incident took place.
Following the incident, enraged PML-N workers roughed up the accused before handing him over to the police, according to The Dawn.
Though Asif instantly pardoned the accused and called for his release.
He said, "Someone gave him some money and sent him to throw ink at me but release him because I don't have any enmity with him," Dawn quoted.
He further claimed that such incidents do not impact his politics.
Iqbal had also pardoned the accused. (ANI)