Excerpts of the Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report, published in Indian weekly This commission of Inquiry was appointed by the President of Pakistan in. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had only been in power for one week, when he asked the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Hamood-ur-Rehman, to investigate the. Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report. The War Inquiry Commission was appointed by the President of Pakistan in December In its secret report, never.

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The Commission challenged hakoodur claims by Bangladeshi authorities that 3, Bengalis had been killed by the Pakistani military andwomen were raped. Malik an old man and politician, had a weak personality. Families of West Pakistani officials in East Pakistan were subjected to inhumane treatment by their Bengali colleagues.

Niazi Mohammad Sharif M. We regret we cannot regard the reply given by Maj.

After analysing the evidence brought before the Commission, we came to the conclusion that the process of moral degeneration among the senior ranks of the Armed Forces was set in motion by their involvement in Martial Law duties inthat these tendencies reappeared and were, in fact, intensified when Martial Law was imposed in the country once again in March by General Yahya Khan, and that there was indeed substance in the allegations that a considerable number of senior Army Officers had not only indulged in large scale acquisition of lands and houses and other commercial activities, but had also adopted highly immoral and licentious ways of life which seriously affected their professional capabilities and their qualities of leadership.

Retrieved 24 August Nanda Jagjit Singh Aurora K. Effect of Martial Law Duties 4. We recommend that action should now be taken without delay to finalise the proceedings of the inquiry commenced by Maj Gen Ansari in East Pakistan.

Gen Niazi, on the other hand, cherished and liked power, but did not have the breadth of vision or ability to understand political implications. Historical Dictionary of Pakistan. Niazi enjoyed the same reputation at Sialkot and Lahore. Higher Direction of War”. This impression is fortified by the fact that at a later stage even the selection of candidates for the by-elections ordered by General Yahya Khan was made by Maj Gen Farman Ali.


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The Army virtually continued to control civil administration”. Retrieved 23 August I thought more of death than these things.

I told ADC to Gen. How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Dr. A Global Studies Handbook. The supplementary report is heavily based on testimonies provided by the returning POWs and their families but held the military responsible for the atrocities committed conmission East Pakistan in The impression created on the mind of the West Pakistani civilian officials, then serving in East Teport, has been stated thus by Mr.

Saeeda Bukhari of Lahore; that during his stay in East Pakistan he came to acquire a stinking reputation owing to his association with women of bad repute, and his nocturnal visits to places also frequented by several junior officers under his command; and that he indulged in the smuggling of Pan from East Pakistan to West Pakistan.

Hannan Abu Sayeed Chowdhury. Constituted “to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the atrocities and war “, including the “circumstances in which the Commander of the Eastern Military Commandsurrendered the Eastern contingent forces under his command laid down their arms. The allegations mentioned in the preceding Paragraphs were put to Lt.

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Niazi is that he was making money in the handling of Martial Law cases while posted as G. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Upon hearing the fate of the report, Chief Justice Rahman did asked the Chief of Army Staff General Zia-ul-Haq for the apprehension of the report who also commented that the original report is nowhere to be found, and nobody knows where the erport actually went missing— neither at the Army GHQ or the National Archives of Pakistan. Jehanzeb Arbab, former Commander 57 Brigade. Mustafa and Brigadier-Generals G. Many insightful recommendations were made by the Commission as it recommends to hold the public trial for the President General Yahya Khan, also the Commander-in-Chief and the chief martial law administrator of both East and Pakistan in western side.


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I remember the first picture of the new Cabinet. There should be no difficulty in reporh the record, if necessary as the material witness appear to be now available in Pakistan.

Malik and his ministers were figureheads only. It is, therefore, imperative that deterrent action should be taken by the Government, wherever it is justified by the facts, in order to maintain the high moral standards and traditions for which the Muslim Army of Pakistan was justly proud before degeneration set in. President Pervez Musharraf reportedly commented in October that the incidents in were a political as well as a military debacle, and that calls for the military generals to be tried were not fair.

A secret fund was placed at my disposal by the Government of East Pakistan for the purpose of payment of rewards and purchase of rdhman and in this case the expenditure was from the secret fund at my disposal. As regards the allegation that he was indulging in the export of Pan, he stated that he had ordered an enquiry into the matter on the complaint of a man called Bhuiyan who was aggrieved by the monopoly position occupied by the Pan exporters. In the Main Report we have mentioned the allegations, and the evidence relating thereto as regards the personal conduct of Gen.