ISLAMABAD - Former interior minister Rehman Malik said yesterday he did not give any statement to anybody regarding the 2007 assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi has summoned Senator Rehman Malik to record his statement in Benazir Bhutto murder case on February 10 (today).

Malik was Chief Security Advisor of then Pakistan People’s Party chief Benazir Bhutto when she was assassinated at Liaquat Bagh on December 27, in 2007.

On Monday, the court was told the earlier summons on February 2 to Senator Malik had not been responded.

ATC judge Rai Ayub Marth re-issued the summons directing Malik to appear before the court on next hearing of February 10 to proceed the case following the indictment of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf and the other accused.

Speaking to journalists here, the PPP leader said people were working on some ‘imaginary statement’ he gave to the investigators. “I did not give any statement and I will tell this to the court. My lawyer will go the court tomorrow (Wednesday) and after a meeting I will also attend the proceedings midway,” he said. He rejected rumours that PPP leader Faryal Talpur was not being allowed to leave the country.