|This is an exact transcript of
the Accession Document
INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION OF KALAT STATE
WHEREAS the Indian Independence Act, 1947, provides that
as from the fifteenth day of August, 1947, there shall be
set up an independent Dominion known as PAKISTAN, and that
the Government of India Act, 1935, shall, with such omissions,
additions, adaptations and modifications as the Governor-General
may by order specify and be applicable to the Dominion of
AND WHEREAS the Government of India Act, 1935, as so adapted
by the Governor-General provides that an Indian State may
accede to the Dominion of Pakistan by an Instrument of Accession
executed by the Ruler thereof:
NOW THEREFORE I, His Highness Beglar Begi Khan of Kalat.
Ruler of Kalat State in the exercise of my sovereignty in
and over my said State DO hereby execute this my Intrument
of Accession and
1. I hereby declare that I accede to the Dominion of Pakistan
with the intent that the Govenor-General of Pakistan, the
Dominion Legislature, the Supreme Court and any other Dominion
authority established for the purposes of the Dominion shall,
by virtue of this my Instrument of Accession, but subject
always to the terms thereof, and for the purposes only of
the Dominion, exercise in relation to the State of Kalat (hereinafter
referred to as "this State") such functions as may
be vested in them by or under the Government of India Act,
1935, as in force in the Dominion of Pakistan on the 15th
day of August 1947 (which Act as so in force is hereinafter
referred to as "the Act").
2. I hereby assume the obligation of ensuring that due effect
is given to the provisions of the Act within this State so
far as they are aplicable therein by virtue of this my Instrument
3. I accept the matters specified in the Schedule hereto
as the matters with respect to which the Dominion Legislature
may make laws for this State.
4. I Hereby declare that I accede to the Dominion of Pakistan
on the assurance that if an agreement is made between the
Governor-General and the Ruler of this State whereby any functions
in relation to the administration in this State of any law
of the Dominion Legislature shall be exercised by the Ruler
of this State, then any such agreement shall be deemed to
form part of this Instrument and shall be construed and have
5. Nothing in this Instrument shall empower the Dominion
Legislature to make any law for this State authorising the
compulsory acquisition of land for any purpose, but I hereby
undertake that should the Dominion for the purposes of a Dominion
law which applies in this State deem it necessary to acquire
any land, I will at their request acquire the land at their
expense or if the land belongs to me transfer it to them on
such terms as may be agreed, or, in default of agreement,
determined by an arbitrator to be appointed by the Chief Justice
6. The terms of this my Instrument of Accession shall not
be varied by an amendment of the Act or of the Indian Independence
Act, 1947, unless such amendment is accepted by me by an Instument
supplementary to this Instrument.
7. Nothing in this Instrument shall be deemed to commit me
in any way to acceptance of any future constitution of Pakistan
or to fetter my discretion to enter into such arrangements
with the Government of Pakistan under any such future constitution.
8. Nothing in this Instrument affects the continuance of
my sovereignty in and over this State, or, save as provided
by or under this Instrument, the exercise of any powers, authority
and rights now enjoyed by me as Ruler of this State or the
validity of any law at present in force in this State.
9. I hereby declare that I execute this Instrument on behalf
of this State and that any reference in this Instrument to
me or to the Ruler of the State is to be construed as including
a reference to my heirs and successors.
Given under my hand this 27th March 1948
Nineteen hundred and forty eight.
I do hereby accept this Instrument of Accession.
Dated this 31st March 1948
Nineteen hundred and forty eight
(Governor-General of Pakistan).