A Pakistani court Friday sought responses from the PML-N and wildlife and environment authorities by June 21 over the alleged violation of laws using endangered white tigers during the recent poll campaign.
Justice Mansoor Ali Shah of Lahore High Court asked the PML-N and the wildlife and environment departments of Punjab province to submit their responses by June 21.
The court issued the notices in response to a petition filed by rights activist Faryal Gohar and the World Wildlife Fund.
The tiger is the election symbol of the Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N),set to form new governments at the centre and in Punjab. Several tigers,lions and a white tiger had been used extensively in the partys campaign.
Animal rights activists have been up in arms following reports that a white tiger died due to exhaustion and prolonged exposure to heat during the campaign.