ISLAMABAD - Former interior minister Rehman Malik has clarified that M Sikandar, the prime suspect of Islamabad stand-off, had never been a security guard of Bilawal Bhutto. 

Speaking to reporters outside the SC here on Tuesday, Rehman Malik  categorically dispelled rumours that Sikandar was Bilawal Bhutto’s security guard.

“Whatever is written on social media is not necessarily a truth,” he said.

Islamabad firing incident was not any movie scene, he said, adding that those were real guns.

“Chaudhry Nisar Ali is a good politician. He is doing a fine job. But if I was the interior minister, there would have been calls for my resignation,” he said.

“It is my prayer that present government and Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan should complete five-year tenure,” he said.

Rehman Malik  said the government and the opposition should jointly frame the national security policy and warned that country’s integrity would be at stake if all the stakeholders did not agree on such a policy. 

He said opposition would extend all its support to the government in the formulation and execution of foreign and security policies.

He said it was the foremost duty of police to arrest Sikandar. “If Zamarud Khan put his life in danger and did a good job, he should have been appreciated rather than making him a target of criticism,” he added. He expressed fear that law and order situation in Karachi and Quetta could worsen and advised the federal government to launch crackdown on Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to restore peace in Karachi and Balochistan.