LAHORE - A lawyer has filed the petition in the Lahore High Court to seek return of Koh-i-Noor Diamond from the possession of British Queen.

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree has filed the petition. He says Elizabeth II possess the diamond which is the property of people of Punjab. He submits that Queens was crowned in 1953 while the diamond Koh-i-Noor became the part of that crown.

He alleges that British snatched the diamond from Daleep Singh, grandson of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh and took to United Kingdom. The lawyer said the Queen Elizabeth had no right on the Koh-I-Noor diamond, which weighs 105 carats and worth billions of rupees. He said the snatched diamond was cultural heritage of Punjab province and its citizens owned it in fact.

The petitioner prayed to the court to direct federal government to bring the diamond back to Pakistan. The British Queen, British High Commission in Pakistan has also been made parties in the petition.