UK court ruled out historical context of Hyderabad Fund Case: FO
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office of Pakistan said that Pakistan had taken note of the judgment by the High Courts of Justice of the UK in the Hyderabad Fund Case on Wednesday, after a two weeks trial in June 2019.
The judgment rejected the longstanding claims of the two major parties and upheld the claims of the heirs of Nizam of Hyderabad.
The seventh and last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, was removed from power after the city was annexed by India in 1948.
He had given Pakistan one million UK pounds, now 35 million pounds equivalent to 6.5 billion PKR. The money was kept in a London bank. Brother of eighth puppet Nizam of Hyderabad along with the Indian government has claimed heirship on the capital.
“The ruling does not take into account the historical context of the transfer when India illegally annexed Hyderabad in violation of the international law and all civilized norms, leading the Nizam of Hyderabad to make desperate efforts to defend his people and the state from Indian invasion,” said the Foreign Office in a statement.
The FO said the Nizam also raised the matter with the UN Security Council where the issue remained on the agenda to date. The Nizam as a sovereign approached Pakistan for assistance which the government of Pakistan provided, it added.
Pakistan is closely examining all aspects of the detailed judgment and will take further action in light of legal advice received.