ISLAMABAD(LAHORE), 01 July: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday adjourned a petition calling for measures to bring back the Koh-i-Noor diamond from British Queen Elizabeth-II.
The case was adjourned without hearing. The court office will announce next date of the hearing later on.
Barrister Javed Iqbal filed the petition seeking directives for the federal government to take measures to bring back the diamond to Pakistan.
British had snatched the diamond from Dalip Singh
He alleged that the British had snatched the diamond from Dalip Singh and took it to the United Kingdom.
He said the diamond become part of the crown of Queen Elizabeth-II at the time of her crowning in 1953. Queen Elizabeth had no right to have the Koh-i-Noor diamond as it was a cultural heritage of Punjab, he added.
Punjab University Vice-Chancellor(VC) Dr. Niaz Ahmad has confirmed that PTI MPA Bilal Asghar Warraich’s bachelor’s in arts (BA) degree was fake.
The development came during the proceedings of a case in the Lahore High Court(LHC) related to MP’s degree.
Dr Ahmad presented a four-page report through the varsity’s legal adviser Advocate Malik Muhammad Awais Khalid.
In the report, the VC Punjab university of confirmed the MPA’s BA degree was quashed by the university’s syndicate after Faisalabad Board had declared his intermediate certificate as bogus.
VC’s report added that the PU Syndicate had issued a quashing notification of his BA degree on July 29 in 2015.