A man hurled a shoe at former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Sunday when he was addressing a gathering in London, reported a private TV channel. The shoe fell well short of the ex-president, in the front rows. The security men sprung into action and frisked away the man. When being taken out, the shoe-hurling man chanted slogans in favour of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani doctor in US detention. This is not the first incident of its kind in the world, as the shoes-pelting started with an Iraqi journalist throwing a pair of shoes at former US president George W Bush during his farewell visit to Iraq. It set as a trend, with the subsequent recipients being Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.