ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), the majority party in the National Assembly, was in contact with the Taliban even before the May 2013 general elections and its leader Mian Nawaz Sharif had secretly channelled money to Hakimullah Mehsud in December 2012, alleged Shahid Orakzai in an application.

He filed constitutional petition (CP) 182/2014 in the Supreme Court on Saturday and made the federation as respondent. The petition said: "After receiving the payment, Taliban chief had proposed Nawaz as a guarantor for the truce with the Armed Forces of Pakistan he had proposed under the previous government."

Shahid Orakzai said he would produce the evidence to show how an officer of Pakistan Air Force was murdered only to cover up the financial transactions between al-Qaeda boss Osama bin Ladin and Mian Nawaz Sharif. He further stated that he would elaborate and interrelate the facts that the court discovers the sinister design behind the shameful peace talks.

The petitioner also challenged the peace committee taking the plea in his constitutional petition that no one among three members of government negotiations team including Rustam Shah, Maj (Retd) Muhammad Aamir and Rahim Ullah Yusufzai is member of the National Assembly and, as per assembly rules and procedure, no non-elected person can become member of any committee of the NA.

Irfan Siddiqui, advisor to the Prime Minister (PM) on national security, has not been made respondent in the petition as he is entitled to take part in the NA proceedings as per the constitution. However, he is not authorised to cast vote.

Orakzai said that the PM has entrusted a vital matter of national security to the non-elected persons who have not been appointed under any federal law. It also said that the government team has failed to provide security to the citizens of Pakistan under Article 9.

He said the three members of the committee as well as the Armed Forces of Pakistan are completely unaware of the actual base of the liaison between Nawaz and Taliban.

Orakzai claimed that the respondent federation, before constituting the unlawful Committee on 29-01-2014, did give a special access to the so-called Taliban to count and confirm the presence of their imprisoned members in the Rawalpindi Central Jail, saying the evidence would be provided.

The unlawful access, in clear breach of national security, was given by the incumbent interior minister who was then making secret contacts with the Taliban. He said that he would produce the evidence to show how the Punjab government financed a mega jailbreak in April 2012.

He prayed that in views of the above facts, this court may instruct the federation not to take any step under Article 45 regarding any prisoner, or person in judicial custody, who is convicted or accused of any act punishable by anti-terrorist courts until the disposal this CMA.

The release of any prisoner by the President of Pakistan would be against the letter and spirit of Article 45. This court may take note that Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif were released by the President in December 2000 under the same Article 45.