LAHORE - Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry of Lahore High Court has sought assistance of Attorney General Pakistan and Advocate General Punjab on an application seeking rehearing of an old petition demanding freezing of accounts in foreign banks and recovery of illegal assets accumulated by Pakistani political leaders. Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffree in 1997 had moved the petition making party to incumbent President Asif Zardari, former Prime Minister late Benazir Bhutto, PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan and 22 other leaders. Petitioner had sought directions for National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take necessary action to freeze foreign banks accounts of the respondent persons and to seize their assets allegedly accumulated through unfair means. In 2000, the Lahore High Court had disposed of the said petition while referring the same to National Accountability Bureau for redressing the grievance of the petitioner, if maintainable. Barrister Iqbal, in his fresh application, said that the National Accountability Bureau had not taken any action since a long time had been lapsed. He requested the court to start fresh hearing on the petition and issue directions to the authorities. The judge has asked the two state lawyers to assist the court on a point whether the court could resume hearing on a petition disposed of years ago. Next date of hearing will be fixed by court office.