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