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 situation was in any case rectified when Lt. Retrieved 24 August Niazi for negotiating the details of the surrender.

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There is a further entry of an Officer’s name below these words, which apparently has no connection with this matter. Malik who till very nearly the end was the Governor of East Pakistan, but in his case also we had firsthand evidence of every important event and we, therefore, now feel ourselves competent to submit our final conclusions.

We also felt that since we had found reasons adversely to comment upon the performance of some of the major figures involved it would have been unfair to pass any final judgment upon them without giving them an opportunity of explaining their own view point.

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.

We wish to supplement those observations as regards Lt. The driver of the truck produced a chit reading “released by Major Maddad. A conference was held on the 9th and 10th of December in which these lists were produced by the agencies concerned and the total number of persons to be arrested came to about two or three thousand.

Some of the incidents alleged by those authorities did not take place at all, and on others fanciful interpretations have been deliberately placed for the purpose of maligning the Pakistan army and gaining world sympathy. The report accused the army generals of what it called a “premature surrender” and said the military’s continued involvement in running the government after was one reason for the corruption and ineffectiveness of senior officers.


The net result of this strategy was to give the opposite advantage to the enemy, who at his leisure routed and dispersed our troops while himself concentratingly advanced in order towards Dacca.

Farman Ali should come into contact with civil 66 officials and political leadersbesides being associated with Army Officers and Martial Law Administrators of various levels and grades.

The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

Init was reported that around officials were interviewed and testified, including Yahya Khan and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Although we are now naturally in possession of far more detailed information as to the events in East Pakistan, yet the main conclusions reached by us on the earlier occasion have remained unaffected by the fresh evidence now available.

During the critical days of the war this officer had no direct responsibility for military operations, but he was, nevertheless, closely associated with the Governor of East Pakistan as well as the Commander Eastern Command. They had seen their comrades insulted, deprived of food and ration, and even killed without rhyme or reason.

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. 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, commissioj higher authorities only gave him permission to surrender if he in his judgement thought it was necessary.

It recommended a string of court-martials and trials against rrport officers. All wings of administration, relating to law and order were under the control of Martial Law Authorities. In the meantime a number of questionnaires were issued to various persons, including those who were reprot the helm of affairs in East Pakistan, at the relevant rehma and others whom we considered likely to have relevant knowledge.

We were informed that in several cases disciplinary action by way of Courts of Inquiries was initiated but the cases could not be finalised for one reasons or the other before the surrender on the 16th of December It is necessary that this painful chapter of the events in East Pakistan be looked at in its proper perspective.

The detailed narrative of events as given by us in the Supplementary Report, clearly shows that the planning was hopelessly defective and there was no plan at all for the defence of Dacca, nor for any concerted effort to stem the enemy onslaught with a Division or a Brigade battle at any stage. In view of the seriousness of the bamood, their persistence and their international impact as well as their fundamental importance from the point of view of moral and mental discipline of the Pakistan Army, we made it 27 a reeport of questioning the repatriated officers at some length in this behalf.


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The use of excessive force during the military action and the conduct of some of the officers and men of the Pakistan Army during the sweep operations had only served to alienate the sympathies of the people of East Pakistan. In the paragraphs that follow, we intend briefly to summarise our conclusions on these major aspects of the causes of surrender in East Pakistan, making reference, wherever necessary, to the conclusions already embodied in the Main Report.

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.

When asked about his weakness for the fair sex, he replied, “I say no. Retrieved 25 August On the next day the Comilla fortress was isolated by encirclement from all sides, and on the 9th of Deceven a divisional commander abandoned his area of responsibility with his headquarters, leaving his uf behind. We still do not know how many died, or how many were raped.

A review on Hamood ur Rehman Commission Report | Omer Malik –

Archived from the original PDF on 4 March The evidence clearly discloses that none of the fortresses were manned nor did they have protective defences capable of withstanding enemy attacks supported by armour.

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 repport came.

The Army and Democracy. Ansari’ s inability to readjust his position.

Bhutto replied that the report was missing; it was either lost, or stolen, and was nowhere to be found.