LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday sought assistance from a deputy attorney general of Pakistan over a petition seeking action against a member of parliament for writing disgracing slogan against Pakistan on ballot paper during presidential election in 1998.

Sayed Iqtedar Haider filed the petition submitting that in 1998 a parliamentarian had written anti-Pakistan slogan which showed that he had no respect for Pakistan.

The petitioner said that the matter, later, was taken into the knowledge of the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said the PM had taken serious notice of it and pledged to take notice against that member for writing such disgracing slogan for Pakistan.

He told the judge that Nawaz Sharif was again in power and the matter was still pending. The petitioner prayed to issue necessary directions to disclose that member of the parliament and ensure action against him under the law.

After hearing initial arguments, the court sought assistance from a deputy attorney general over the matter and adjourned the hearing till date in office.