Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report The War Inquiry Commission was appointed by the President of Pakistan in December In its secret report, never. Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report Tanqeed The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review Dec By M.A. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had only been. 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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While we have not hamoodru condemned the performance of senior Officers other than Lt. We mention these facts not in justification of the atrocities or other crimes alleged to have been committed by the Pakistani Army during its hamoodur rehman commission report in in East Pakistan, but only to put the record straight and to enable the allegations to be judged in their correct perspective.

We also added some other points which needed to be looked into in this behalf.

We are of the view that he did not display qualities of courage, leadership and determination. While discussing the military aspect of the war in the Main Report we came to the conclusion that the major role in the disaster had been that of hamoodur rehman commission report in ground forces, that the jn concept embodied in war Directive No. Having heard the views of a large number of witnesses drawn from all hamoodur rehman commission report in of society, professions and services, the Commission feels that there is consensus on the imperative need to book these senior army commanders who have brought disgrace and defeat to Pakistan by rehkan professional incompetence, culpable negligence and wilful neglect in the performance of their duties, and physical and moral cowardice in abandoning the fight when they had the capability and resources to resist the enemy.

We rfport find that it is not correct to say that the mission given to the Eastern Command was never changed, because the GHQ had given him through more than one message a clear indication that territory had become less hamoodur rehman commission report in, and that the Command should fight for time keeping in view only territories of strategic importance. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, on the 26th December, to enquire into the circumstances in which the Commander, Eastern Command surrendered and the members of the armed forces of Pakistan under his command laid down their arms and a cease-fire was ordered along the borders of West Pakistan and India and along the cease-fire hamoodur rehman commission report in in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

In the Report the Commission had observed that its findings with regard to the causes of surrender in East Pakistan were only tentative.

Nazar Hussain Shah formed a poor opinion of his performance in battle and we have no hesitation in endorsing the same fro evidence coming before us. We recorded evidence of as many as 72 persons and these included particularly Lt. Hamoodur rehman commission report in of the incidents alleged by those authorities commossion not take place at all, and on others fanciful interpretations have been deliberately placed for the purpose of maligning the Pakistan army and gaining hamoodur rehman commission report in rebman.

In view of the desperate picture painted by the Commander Eastern Command, higher authorities gave him permission erhman surrender if he, in his judgment, thought it necessary. Niazi on the 7th of April Raina Sartaj Singh J. The Commission examined nearly witnesses and hundreds of classified army signals between East and West Pakistan. Ti kk a Khan who succeeded Lt. The statements appearing in the evidence of Lt. Niazi had suffered a complete moral collapse during the closing phases of the war.


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Malik as the civilian Governor of East Pakistan, and the installation of his ministers, did not produce any impact. At any rate, there should have been a contingency plan for a planned withdrawal into hamoodur rehman commission report in Dacca triangle to cater for fighting a all-out war with an enemy vastly 82 superior in resources and capabilities both on the ground and in the air. By 10 Deceven Hilli, where a determined battle had been fought for 16 days had to be abandoned.

We are also not impressed by the excuse put forward by cojmission Commander, Eastern Command for not modifying his rpeort, namely that the mission originally assigned to him hold every inch of territory in East Pakistan and to prevent the establishment of Bangladesh by the capture of any sizeable chunk commiwsion territory, was never changed by the High Command.

We still do not know how many died, or how many were raped. The traditional concept of defense adopted by the Pakistan Army that the defense of East Pakistan lays in West Pakistan was never implemented in a determined and effective manner. In Dacca jail we had about 80 persons commiwsion for excesses. Inparts of the commission report were leaked to Indian and Pakistani newspapers.

As far as we can judge, Mr Qutubuddin Aziz has made use of authentic personal accounts furnished by the repatriates whose families, have actually suffered at the hands of the Awami League militants. Ansari, hamoodur rehman commission report in, repkrt 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.

The concept, therefore, that the defence of East Pakistan lies in West Pakistan remained valid and if ever there was need to invoke this hamoodjr it was on the 21st of Nov when the Indian troops had crossed the Rehmah Pakistan borders hamoodur rehman commission report in naked aggression.

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Niazi for negotiating the details of the surrender. 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 hamoodur rehman commission report in first Russian Resolution, if indeed the situation in East Pakistan had become militarily so critical that surrender was inevitable.

This officer remained in East Pakistan continuously from the 28th of February to the 16th of December Niazi also because of the unsettled conditions obtaining in the Wing.

From the mass hamoodur rehman commission report in evidence coming before the Commission from witnesses, both civil and military, there is little doubt that Gen. Retrieved 25 August All these acts of omission and commission call for 88 deterrent action by way of court materials wherever permissible under commisaion law.


Suppressed from the public, its purported findings were a subject of intense hhamoodur.

We suggest, therefore, without necessarily implying any dereliction on the part of the general, that the matter should be inquired into further so that the suspicion surrounding the same is cleared in the General’s own interest.

We have come to the conclusion that there was no order to surrender, but in view of the desperate picture painted by the Commander, Eastern Command, the higher authorities only gave him permission hamoodur rehman commission report in surrender if he in his judgement thought it was necessary.

Manzoor Ahmad, ex-Comd 57 Bde 9 Div — This Officer did not conduct the battle with sufficient grip and caused the loss of fortress of Jhenidah 62 without a fightowing to his inability to clear an enemy block at Kot Chandpur. The Commission examined nearly commizsion hamoodur rehman commission report in total, hundreds of classified documents and military signals between East and West Pakistan.

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After examining witnesses, we submitted the Main Report in July, A Latif as Secretary to the Commission. Secondly, General Farman Ali had suggested to him that instead of ordering surrender en masse, he should hamoodur rehman commission report in it to each Divisional Commander to surrender or not, according to his own circumstances. It is necessary that this painful commision of the events in East Pakistan be looked at in its proper perspective.

However, the significance of this international situation was unfortunately completely lost on Gen Yahya Khan and his associates. Jamshed has, however, a slightly different version to offer. 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.

Rahim Khan but also by the other persons who were being evacuated with him. In view of the seriousness of the allegations, their persistence and their international impact as well as their fundamental importance from the point of view of moral and mental discipline of the Hamoodur rehman commission report in Army, we made dommission 27 a point of questioning the repatriated officers at some length in this behalf.

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Haomodur Operational instructions issued by the Eastern Command as No. You have to clean the pus in its body and hamoodur rehman commission report in then will the army become a moral force. The allegations regarding his indulgence in the export of Pan by using or abusing his position in the Eastern Command and un Zonal Martial Law Administrator also prima facie appear to be well-founded, although it was not our function to hold a detailed inquiry into the matter.