The episode started when the armed man was directed to take another route to the parliament. The apparently exhausted local displayed his arms, shot a few bullets in the air and parked his car near Blue Area. Islamabad security immediately surrounded the vehicle and asked the man to release his wife and children.
According to preliminary media reports, the criminal is identified as Mohammad Sikandar. Pakistani media dramatically covered the entire incident. Sikandar seemed extremely agitated by the presence of media personnel and bystanders. His confused list of demands pivoted around the request for a safe exit.
“I was sitting at home and watching this whole drama on TV. I came out with a commitment that I will catch this guy, even if it takes my life,” Khan told the media.