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Pakistani lawyer moves LHC to bring 'Dancing Girl’ back from India

07:02 PM | 12 Oct, 2016
Pakistani lawyer moves LHC to bring 'Dancing Girl’ back from India
LAHORE - A Pakistani lawyer has filed a petition to ask government to claim an ancient statue from neighboring India.

The 4,500-year-old bronze statue - 'Dancing Girl' - was discovered in 1926 from Mohenjodaro Indus Valley Civilization by British archaeologist Ernest Mackay.

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey, who filed the petition earlier this week, in Lahore High Court, claims the statue 10.5-centimetre-high statue is the property of Lahore Museum.

"It was taken to India around 60 years ago at the request of the National Arts Council, Delhi, and was never brought back," he told local media on Monday.

Earlier, Syed Jamal Shah, director general of the Pakistan National Museum of Arts, in a statement said that a letter would be written to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to bring the statue back.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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