The following were present
1. Shri Govind Ballabh Pant, Minister for Home Affairs.
2. Shri C.C. Desai, High Commissioner for India in Pakistan.
3. Shri AN. Pai, Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
4. Shri S. Dutt, Commonwealth Secretary.
5. Shri V.C. Trivedi, Director, Pakistan Division, Ministry of External Affairs.
1. The Hon'ble Maj. Gen. Iskander Mirza, Minister for the Interior.
2. His Excellency Raja Ghazanfar Ali Rhan, High Commissioner for Pakistan in India.
(1) Prevention of Border Incidents
It was agreed that all possible steps should be taken to prevent border incidents. A joint committee of representatives of the Governments
of India and Pakistan and of representatives of the Governments of the two Punjabs, should evolve a plan indicating the measures
to be adopted for preventing recurrence of such incidents. The Committee should submit immediately a report for the consideration
of the Ministers.
(2) Shrines and Holy Places
The Ministers referred to the Agreement reached between the two Governments on this issue in July-August, 1953 and decided that a
Joint Committee of the representatives of the two Governments should be formed to work out the details of implementation of the terms
of this Agreement. The Committee should, inter alia, prepare a list of important shrines in West Pakistan and certain selected areas
in India, the protection and preservation of which should be the special responsibility of the Government concerned. The committee
should also consider the question of properties attached to these shrines and the income derived therefrom in accordance with the
July-August, 1953 Agreement. The Committee should submit its report to the Ministers as early as possible and in any case within
three months of its formation. If necessary, the Committee might visit the shrines concerned in the two countries.
The two Ministers agreed that all facilities and assistance should be given to pilgrims visiting shrines and holy places in the other
country either as individual pilgrims or as pilgrim parties. In accordance with the Indo-Pakistan Agreement of the 9th April, 1955
on liberalisation of travel facilities between the two countries a revised passport and visa scheme was being worked out by the two
Governments. Provision should be made in the scheme for free and liberal grant of travel facilities to pilgrims.