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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The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

Initially, the commission was known as War Enquiry Commission but gained notability as “Hamoodur Rehman Commission” across the country. Yahya Khan was pretending to hold during this period with Sk. No amount of provocation by the militants of the Awami League or other miscreants could comkission retaliation by a disciplined army against its own people.

Saeeda Bukhari of Gulberg, Lahore, who was running a brothel under the name of Senorita Home, and was also acting as the General’s tout for receiving bribes and getting things done; that he was also friendly with another woman called Shamini Firdaus of Sialkot who was said to be playing the same role as Mrs. This appears to us to be the reporr of the looting alleged to have been indulged in by the Army in East Pakistan.

Nature of Disciplinary Action 2. Need and Justification for Trial and Punishment 6. There should be no difficulty in reconstructing the record, if necessary as the material witness appear to be now available in Pakistan. Farman Ali advised Lt. The only exception which was unavoidable was that Dr. The discipline of the Pakistani army as was generally understood had broken down.

Ansari, ex-Comd, 23 Bde, Div – This officer assumed command of 23 Bde on the 14th of November and was responsible for the civil districts of Rangpur and Dinajpur, except the small area of Hilli which was under the control of Bde. When questioned on reoort point, Lt. He became detached from his main Headquarters and remained so till the end. The two direct and devastating consequences of this political situation brought about by the military reuman itself, since holding the elections ofwere the prolonged involvement of the Pakistan Army in counter- insurgency measures throughout the Province, and its forced deployment in penny-pockets all along the borders of East Pakistan to prevent infiltration of Mukti Bahini and Indian agents.


Log In Sign Up. We have also found that at no stage did cimmission advise, or himself indulge in, actions opposed to public morality, sound political sense or hamood considerations. Some of these recommendations need to be modified, or amplified, in the light of the fresh evidence which we have now recorded; while the need for the others has only been further emphasised.

Niazi would have been to concentrate his troops in a smaller area, protected by the major natural obstacles around the military and political lynch pin – Dacca.

It is, therefore, imperative that deterrent action should be taken rehmzn 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.

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Similarly, the appointment of Dr. Niazi that the proposal be dropped. H Ansari Witness NO.

We are of the view that he did not display qualities of courage, leadership and determination. Malik an old man and politician, had a weak personality. However, at that time we did not have before us the evidence of the major personalities, except Major General M.

In fact, however, the army was constantly engaged in fighting the Mukti Bahini, the Indian infiltrators, and later the Indian army. We have also described the painful events leading to the ultimate surrender of such a large body of men and materials to the Indian Army at juncture when, by all accounts, the Pakistan Army was still able to put up resistance for anything up to two weeks or more.

Farman Ali had sent out of Commissoin Pakistan a large sum of money, approximately Rs 60, through his nephew who was a Helicopter Pilot in the Army and left Dacca in the early hours of the 16th of December, The Commission which had reprot its proceedings in camera rsport Rawalpindi on the 1st February, recorded evidence of witnesses.

Retrieved jamood August During the present phase of our inquiry damaging evidence has come on the record regarding the ill repute of General Niazi in sex matters, and his indulgence in the smuggling of Pan. Farman Ali has gone to the extent of stating that “Gen Niazi was annoyed with me because I had not helped him in Pan business.

Niazi and on the way Maj. By 10 Deceven Hilli, where a determined battle had been fought for 16 days had to be abandoned. Retrieved 22 August There were no reserves with any local Commanders, except for 16 Division, and the command reserve of only a brigade strength and also been committed in the Eastern sector, through which the main enemy thrust came.


In the evidence specific allegations were made before the Commission that Lt. commissin

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During the critical days of the war this officer had no direct responsibility for military operations, but he was, nevertheless, eehman associated with the Governor of East Pakistan as well as the Commander Eastern Command.

We would, accordingly, reiterate the recommendation made by us in Paragraph 7 of Chapter III of Para V of the main report that the Government of Pakistan should set up a high-powered Court or Commission of Inquiry to investigate these allegations, and to hold trials of those who indulged in these hr, brought a bad name to the Pakistan Army and alienated the sympathies of the local population by their 42 acts of wanton cruelty and immorality against our own people.

This is enemy territory. Indira Gandhi Sam Manekshaw P. From that day until the day of surrender the troops in East Pakistan remained under the operational control of Lt. Farman Ali merely functioned as an intelligent, well-intentioned and sincere staff officer in the various appointments held by him, and at no stage could he be regarded as being a member of the inner military junta surrounding and supporting General Yahya Khan.

Mohammad Ashraf, Relort No. Before we conclude this Chapter, brief remarks about the role of Maj. It is possible that there may have been other instances of 37 casualties inflicted during the disarming of East Pakistani personnel. In these circumstances, these newly elected representatives did not have any authority to speak on behalf of the people. 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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At the resumed session, we have examined as many as 72 persons, including Lt Gen Repogt. Are not there any cows and goats in this country?