Kalat-Pakistan agreement

 

AGREEMENT BETWEEN KALAT AND THE FUTURE STATE OF PAKISTAN     ON 5 AUGUST, 1947

 

1.
The Government of Pakistan agrees that Kalat is an
    Independent State, being quite different in status from other

    States of India; and commits to its relation with the British     Government as manifested in several agreements.

2.
Legal opinion will be obtained to find out whether Pakistan
    Government is legally bound by the agreements and the

    treaties that already exist between Kalat and the British     Government.

3.
Further talks will be held between the nominees of Pakistan
    and the Khan-e-Azam of Kalat after obtaining the legal opinion

    on the above points.

4.
In the meantime, a Standstill Agreement will be made between
    Pakistan and Kalat by which Pakistan shall stand committed to

    all its responsibilities and agreements signed by Kalat and the     British Government from 1839 to 1947 and by this, Pakistan

    shall be the legal, constitutional and political successor of the     British.

5.
In order to discuss finally the relations between Kalat and
    Pakistan on matters of Defence, Foreign Relations and

    Communications, deliberations will be held in the near future in     Karachi.

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