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Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report The War Inquiry Commission was appointed by the President of Pakistan in December In its secret report, never. 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. The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had only been in power for one week, when he asked the Chief Justice of the.

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Niazi, namely, whether he was a Theatre Commander or merely a Corps Commander, although he has been officially described as Commander, Eastern Command.

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Political Affairsand from the latter date to the 14th of December he worked as Adviser to the Governor of East Pakistan, ceasing to hold this appointment on the resignation of Dr.

Yahya Khan to negotiate with the Awami League becomes all the more significant when we remember that two of its top leaders, Sk. Malik an old man and politician, had a weak personality. In the very nature of things, the Commission was not in a position to examine at any length the conduct and performance of officers below the Brigade level although some cases necessarily came to our notice where the performance of these officers had a direct bearing on the fate of important battles which were fought on various fronts, or where their conduct transgressed the norms of moral discipline.

Finally, we expressed the opinion that if Gen Yahya Khan as Commander-in-Chief of the Army had shown greater determination and courage and directed the Eastern Command to hold on somewhat longer than the 16th of December,it was quite possible that a satisfactory solution ordering a cease-fire might have been obtained from the Security Council.

We wish to supplement those observations as regards Lt.

I had come to know that rehmah material had been sent to West Pakistan which included cars, refrigerators and air conditioners etc.

Statements were also sent from members of armed forces, civil services and the police services involved and we then proceeded after scrutiny of these statements to summon the witnesses. I thought more of death than these things. This writing is being put forward as a proof of the killings alleged to have been carried out in East Pakistan during the military operations.

There is no indication that any of the victims, or any Bengalis were interviewed. The words “Case against Mr Toha and others,” appearing in the same page, do support Maj. He was later promoted as Major General in the same post. However, in the absence of any other reliable date, the Commission is of the view rsport the latest figure supplied by the GHQ should be accepted.


This page was last edited on 30 Marchat This is a serious matter and calls for notice. His concept further contemplated that the fortresses would be defended to the last man and last round. Rahim Khan, ex-GOC 3? It does not need any elaborate argument to see that these figures are obviously highly exaggerated.

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The Pakistan Army was called upon to operate in Pakistan territory, and could not, therefore, be permitted to behave as if it was dealing with external aggression or operating commiesion enemy soil. Ministry of Liberation War Affairs. A Global Studies Handbook. Its 68 A4 pages read like a war thriller.

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After exhaustively reviewing the state of our international relations as they existed immediately preceding the war, we had expressed the opinion, in the Main Report, that in the background of our relations with India ever sinceit should not have been too difficult to appreciate that India would do every thing to precipitate a crisis in East Pakistan.

Both the first and the supplementary report’s findings accused the Pakistan Army of carrying out the senseless and wanton arson, killings in the countryside, killing of intellectuals and professionals and burying them in mass graveskilling of officers of East Pakistan Army and soldiers on the pretence of quelling their rebellion, killing East Pakistani civilian officers, businessmen and industrialists, raping a large number of East Pakistani women as a deliberate act of revenge, retaliation and torture, and deliberate killing of members of the Hindu minority.

Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat This again is a matter, which was specifically raised by Sk. Non-fiction graphic novels Pakistani philosophical literature in Pakistan in Pakistan Classified documents Pakistani historical documents Indo-Pakistani War of Whistleblowing Dawn newspaper Reports of the Government of Pakistan Government of Pakistan secrecy documents.

On his own estimate, he had 26, men at Dacca in uniform and he could have held out for at least another 2 weeks, because the enemy would have taken a week to build up its forces in the Dacca area and another week to reduce the fortress of Dacca. Jehanzeb Arbab, former Commander 57 Brigade. In the end, the commission opined in the report that the nation would learn the necessary lessons from these tragic events, and that effective and early action will be taken in the light of the conclusions reached.

The plan envisaged as many as 25 fortresses and 9 strong points, consisting mainly of built up areas such as district or sub-divisional headquarters towns, large villages and cantonments.


In s, the curiosity over the report grows with the News International revealing that the report was suppressed and was held secretly at the Joint Staff HQ in Rawalpindi.

The Brigade returning from Mymensingh got entangled with heli dropped Indian troops, and the Brigade Commander and some of his troops were taken prisoner. Similar allegations have also been made before the Commission regarding the disarming of East Pakistani personnel of 29 Cavalry at Rangpur, although the number of persons said to have been killed is mentioned as being only two officers and 30 other ranks.

Historical Dictionary of Pakistan. Families of West Pakistani officials in East Pakistan were subjected to inhumane treatment by their Bengali colleagues. Click here to sign up. From the detailed accounts which have come before us of the behaviour and attitude of both these officers, we have no hesitation in recording the opinion that at all relevant times Maj.

An explanation was called from the Commanding Officer, Brigadier, Saghir Hussain and he has denied the allegation stating that all the personnel, barring a few who had either deserted or did not return from leave, were safely evacuated to West Pakistan under arrangements of Eastern Command, and they were later repatriated to Bangladesh along with other East Pakistani personnel. In the Main Report we also dealt with the activities at the United Nations during the critical days of the war, and came to the conclusion that there was no rational explanation why Gen Yahya Khan did not take the dispute to the Security Council immediately after the Indian invasion of East Pakistan on the 21st of November,nor was it possible to explain his refusal to accept the first Russian Resolution, if indeed the situation in East Pakistan had become militarily so critical that surrender was inevitable.

Niazi also because of the unsettled conditions obtaining in the Wing.

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Sankaran Nair Hoshiar Singh Dahiya. There are also some matters upon which our information was then scanty if not negligible and, these we, therefore, propose to deal with in some detail.

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.

A mention may be made in this behalf of the statements made before us by Lt.