ISLAMABAD- Bilateral ceasefire with the Taliban has been challenged in the Supreme court. In his petition, the petitioner Shahid Orakzai has pleaded that the constitution did not allow any temporary ceasefire with the enemy on the soil of Pakistan. However the petitioner had no objection over brokering of ceasefire outside the territorial borders of Pakistan.
He further said the internal differences among the Taliban led to an attack on District court Islamabad and Islamabad High court is probing into this incident. The inquiry was suspended after the Supreme court had taken a suo motu notice of the incident. Later, the Supreme court ordered to continue this inquiry.
Shahid Orakzai stressed that there was no ideological conflict among the Taliban except the matter of talks with government of Pakistan. It has been inquired in the appeal if the constitution allows the armed forces a 30 days interval in the war if the enemy of Pakistan continues to target citizens during this time.