Excerpts of the Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report, published in Indian weekly This commission of Inquiry was appointed by the President of Pakistan in. 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. 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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A mention may be made in this behalf of the statements made before us by Lt. There is evidence to the effect that civilian shops and stores were broken into by the troops without preparing any record of what was taken and from where. Saeeda Bukhari of Lahore; that during his re;ort in East Pakistan he came to acquire a stinking reputation owing to his association with women of bad repute, and his nocturnal visits to places also reman by several junior officers under his command; and that he indulged in the smuggling of Pan from East Pakistan to West Pakistan.

Retrieved 14 June Ijaz Ahmad Witness No. A new aggravating factor made its appearance in East Pakistan in hamokd wake of the military action of the 25th of Marchwhen units of the Pakistan Army undertook “sweep operations” throughout the Province to deal with the Awami League insurgents.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report

The Commission found that when the tales of slaughtering of Western Pakistanis reached to Pakistani soldiers stationed in Eastthey reacted violently, and in the process of restoring the authority of the Governmentcommitted severe excesses on the local Bengali population.

Eye of the Storm. Niazi enjoyed the same reputation at Sialkot and Lahore. Jehanzeb and Brig Hayatullah.

Origins of the Bengali Revolution. Gen Niazi, whose remarks on the very first day of his taking over command from Lt. It was mandate to have a collective responsibility of national defence and mechanism of plans based on a joint objectives.


Gen Niazi, on the other hand, cherished and liked power, but did not have the breadth of vision or ability to understand political implications. Its primary conclusion was very critical of the role of Pakistan’s military interference, the misconduct of politicians as well as the intelligence failures of the Inter-Services Intelligence ISI and the Federal Investigation Agency FIAwhich permitted the infiltration of Indian agents all along the borders of East Pakistan.

A Wahid Witness No. Indira Gandhi Sam Manekshaw P. Mohammad Ashraf Witness No. Origins of the Bengali Revolution. Bhutto replied that the report was missing; it was either lost, or stolen, and was nowhere to be found. Yale University Press, Jones.

Bangladesh Liberation War portal. The Army’s involvement in civil administration did not come to an end even with the installation of a civilian governor viz.

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Unfortunately, however, the practice appears to have persisted even when it became possible to make proper logistic arrangements. Action was taken against them, even their arrests were ordered without any body knowing about it, including their superiors or the Government of East Pakistan. Eye of the Storm. 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.

The remarks made by this rport witness are highly significant: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Dr. H Ansari Witness NO. Niazi unfortunately came to acquire a bad reputation in sex matters, and this reputation has been consistent during his postings in Sialkot, Lahore and East Pakistan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This became necessary in view of the vehement assertions made before the Commission by a large number comision respectable witnesses drawn from various sections of society, including highly placed and responsible Service Officers, to the effect that due to corruption arising out of the performance of Martial Law duties, lust for wine and women and greed for lands and houses, a large number of senior Army Officers, particularly those occupying the highest positions, had not only lost the will to fight but also the professional competence necessary for taking the vital and critical decisions demanded of rrport for the successful prosecution of the war.


Use Pakistani English from February All Wikipedia articles written in Pakistani English Use repodt dates from February All articles with self-published sources Articles with self-published sources from October Ocmmision articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Niazi any finding in this behalf must await his return from India where he is at present held as a prisoner of war”.

I became very religious during the East Pakistan trouble. Bangladesh Liberation War portal.

There should be no difficulty in reconstructing the record, if necessary as the material witness appear to be now available in Pakistan.

Bashir Ahmad Khan Witness No. Mustafa and Brigadier-Generals G.

Those Bengali Officers who had been restored lacked confidence and were not sure if their loyalties were not suspected. Gen Tikka Khan have already been quoted by us in an earlier chapter, viz: The Army virtually continued to control civil administration”.

I thought more of death than these things. The allegations regarding his indulgence in the export of Pan by using or abusing his position in the Eastern Command and as 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. Before we conclude this Chapter, we would like to state that we had no desire to embark on any inquiry into personal allegations of immorality an dishonestly against senior Army Commanders, but were persuaded to examine these matters owing to the universal belief that such infamous conduct had a direct hearing on the qualities of determination and leadership displayed by these officers in the war.