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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It is a question for determination as to what share of responsibility must rest on these commanders for the 40 excesses allegedly committed by the troops under their Command.

There were verbal instructions to eliminate Hindus. The full report was thought to be declassified by the government inalong with other reports concerning the year of Niazi’s only reaction to these warnings about the new threat was to hastily raise two ad hoc Divisions namely 36 Div in Sept and 39 Div on the 19th of Nov regman committing his command reserves.

The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

It was only when the general found himself gradually being encircled by the enemy which had successfully managed to bypass his fortresses and reached FaridpurKhulna, Daudkandi and Chandpur the shortest route to Dacca that he began to make frantic efforts to get the hr back for the defence of Dacca. In the light of the information now available we now consider that he should be tried by a court martial on the following charges: Nanda Jagjit Singh Aurora K.

Niazi, namely, whether he was a Theatre Commander or merely a Corps Commander, although he has been officially described as Commander, Eastern Command. The Commission feels that this appointment, before the completion of the inquiry and exoneration of the officer from any blame, was highly inadvisable on the part of the GHQ.

H Ansari Witness NO. There was a parallel Martial Law administration at all levels.

I was not so before. Upon hearing the fate of the report, Chief Justice Rahman did ckmmission 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 report actually went missing— neither at the Army GHQ or the National Archives of Pakistan. Farman Ali it was on the 9th and 10th of December that he was rung up in the evening by Maj. This appears to us to be the genesis of the looting alleged to have been indulged in by the Army in East Pakistan.


He stated that “after the military action the Bengalis were made aliens in their own homeland. Such an act would appear to fall clearly under clause a of section 24 cpmmission the Pakistan Army Act.

Army Officers who were doing intelligence were raw hands, ignorant of the local language and callous of Bengali sensibilities. We reported Major General Farman Ali to seek his explanation regarding this allegation and some other matters.

A secret fund was placed at my disposal by the Government of East Pakistan for the purpose of payment of rewards and purchase of information and in this case the expenditure was from the secret fund at my disposal. It seems to us that this contention is based on a lack of proper appreciation of the enemy threat which was fast developing in the Eastern Theatre.

Farman Ali, as Advisor to the Governor, became responsible for this amount. The Commission feels replrt the Army authorities must conduct feport thorough inquiry into these matters so as to elicit the truth and fix responsibility.

By the act of surrender Pakistan stood dismembered, and the image of the Pakistan Army as an efficient and excellent fighting force stood shattered. In Part II of that report we dealt with the political background and to this we now intend to add only matters which occurred inor to be more specific on and after the 25th March, Dacca was to be defended at all costs by being made into a fortress, as it was the lynch-pin, both politically and militarily.

It was inherent in the appointments held by him since the promulgation of General Yahya Khan’s Martial Law on the 25th of March that Maj. The Martial Law headquarters thought that these words had been uttered by Mr Mohammad Toha of the NAP, and the General was asked to call for the explanation hamlod Mr Toha and warn him not to say things prejudicial to public peace.


The total sum involved was Rs. Malik was personally respected as a veteran statesman. He asserts, however, that in April when the situation stabilised a large number of disarmed Bengali personnel detained in the barracks were reported to Headquarters 9 Div.

The traditional concept of defence adopted by Pakistan Army was that the defence of East Pakistan lies in West Pakistan. We dealt at length with the concepts of defence as well as the plans formulated by the General Headquarters both for East and West Pakistan, and pointed out the defects and deficiencies in those plans, apart from the inadequacy of resources available on both fronts as hamoor to those 78 of the enemy.

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Toha later denied having uttered these words and mentioned the names of Qazi Zafar and Rashid Menon in this connection. Fommission the Senior Army Commanders who were concerned with the administration of Martial Law in East Pakistan as well as the senior u servants who were inducted into the civil administration in East Pakistan, have expressed the view that military action could not have been a substitute for a political settlement, which was feasible once law and order has been restored within a matter of few weeks after the military action.

In the meantime a number of questionnaires were issued to various persons, including those who were at the helm of affairs in East Pakistan, at rport relevant time and others whom we considered likely to have relevant knowledge.

He states that thereafter no further action was taken in this matter. Bashir Ahmad Khan Witness No.