KARACHI: The doors of Bilawal House have been slammed shut on Senator Rehman Malik, a close and trusted lieutenant of former president and party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

Security guards deployed around the PPP’s political headquarters have been instructed not to allow Malik and 10 other men to enter the premises of the house, sources added. “He is not the only person but a key person whose name has been mentioned in the list,” sources said, adding that 10 other people, including key people from the Zardari tribe, have been included in the list.

Sources informed that the instructions have been given by Zardari. It was not confirmed if the differences were personal or political. “These differences could be personal,” sources said.

Internal differences within the PPP have emerged over the last couple of weeks since former Sindh home minister and one of Zardari’s closest friends disclosed secrets of the former president.