Sikander stable, says he is satisfied with his actions


The key figure of Islamabad drama, Sikandar, is recovering from his bullet wounds but will be kept in the intensive care unit (ICU) for the next few days, his doctors told the media on Saturday.

Dr Ayesha of PIMSHospital told the media that Sikandar had received bullets in his stomach and legs.

His wife, Kanwal, is stable and has been discharged. The federal police took her to a police safe house in the morning, Dr Waseem Khuwaja said.

“Our psychiatry expert Dr Rizwan Taj examined Kanwal for any mental disability but she was found mentally fit and was discharged,” Dr Khuwaja told the media.

As for Sikandar’s mental evaluation, Dr Taj did not find any agitated or abnormal behavior on his part, however, when asked about his actions, “Sikandar says he is satisfied with what he did”.

Informing the media, Dr Khuwaja further added that Sikandar kept on saying that he would not let “the Jew conspiracy succeed.”

Sikandar also denied allegations of drug addiction.

IG Islamabad ordered to submit report

The interior ministry has ordered Inspector General (IG) Police Islamabad, Sikandar Hayat Khan to submit a report regarding the Malik Sikandar gun incident that paralyzed Islamabad for nearly 6 hours, Express News reported on Saturday.

Interior Secretary, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has allotted a time of 48 hours for a response.

Questions include an explanation regarding the failure on part of the police to clear and cordon off the area.

Another question asks how Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Zamrud Khan by-passed security to go to talk to Malik Sikandar, in a potentially dangerous situation.

Failure of the IG to show leadership also requires an explanation in the report.

Gunman Sikandar accompanied by his wife and children brought Islamabad to a standstill on Thursday by waving two sub-machine guns and occasionally firing into the air.

The standoff that lasted for five hours eventually ended after Sikandar and his wife were shot and arrested when the PPP member lunged at him.