A petition was filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday, challenging the written deal signed by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and Allama Tahirul Qadri regarding termination of the long march on Jan 17.

The petition, filed by Shahid Orakzai, argued that the pact was in contrast with the national sovereignty as it was signed with a foreign national. 

It said the federation has exceeded its administrative jurisdiction through this agreement. The federation, it continued, has no authority to make any such deal without the consent of President.

According to the applicant, time for scrutiny of candidates under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution was raised at the demand of one party. This step is tantamount to discrimination for other parties, it added.