New Delhi: Claiming that the Indus Valley was their heritage, a Pakistani lawyer has filed a petition to the government seeking the transfer of a famous Mohenjodaro figurine from India.

‘Dancing Girl’, a 5000-year-old figurine recovered from Mohenjodaro, one of the most ancient civilization in the world, is 10.5 centimetre in height and dates back to around 2500 BC. It is one of the most prized relics from the Indus Valley Civilization.

The lawyer who has filed the petition in Lahore High Court has been named as Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey.

“It was taken to India around 60 years ago at the request of the National Arts Council, Delhi, and was never brought back,” Dawn reported.

Director General of the Pakistan National Museum of Arts said in a statement that a letter regarding the same would be written to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

India and Pakistan is currently in a diplomatic stand off after the Uri attack and the subsequent surgical strikes carried out by India.