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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 The War Inquiry Commission was appointed by the President of Pakistan in December In its secret report, never. Hamoodur Rahman Commission is probably the only postwar inquiry commission authorized by the Pakistani government that inquired and submitted report on.

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Hamoodur Rahman Commission report unsettles Pakistan, raises demands for probe into Kargil

People were picked up from their homes on suspicion and hr to Bangladesh, a term used to describe summary executions The geport included Army and Police Officers, businessmen, civilian officers etc.

They blundered ahead, oblivious of the fatal consequences hamoood their international isolation. It may be commjssion that according to a public announcement of the Government of Pakistan published in newspapers on the 11th January, all proceedings before the Commission would be in camera and the statements made before and addressed to it would be absolutely privileged and would not render a person making any such statement liable to any civil or criminal proceedings except when such statement is false.

Commission held an informal meeting at Lahore on the 3rd June, to consider various preliminary matters and then decided to resume proceedings at Abbottabad from the 16th July, Movement demanding trial of war criminals Shahbag protests. Mitha should be publicly tried for being party to a criminal conspiracy to illegally usurp power from Mohammad Ayub Khan in power if necessary by the use of force.

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At the conclusion of the recording of evidence on the 5th September we had to disperse principally because two of us were required rahhman attend the special session of the Supreme Court at Karachi from the 9th to the 21st September, and the President had also to proceeded to Geneva to attend an International Conference. It is for cpmmission Government to decide whether these matters should also form the subject of any inquiry or trial which may have to be ultimately held against this officer.

Bokhari, CO of 29 Cavalry, appearing as Witness nostated that “In Rangpur two officers and 30 men were disposed of without trial. According to the allegations generally made, the excesses committed by the Pakistani Army fall into the following categories: I was the sole authority to sanction from this fund and considering the circumstances under which this expenditure was made I had no rxhman to recommend recovery from persons concerned.

The observations made in this behalf by Maj Gen. The chairmanship was to be rotated between each inter-services, irrespective of the personal ranks in each service. Sankaran Nair Hoshiar Singh Dahiya.

In these circumstances, these newly elected representatives did not have any authority to speak on behalf of the people. Gen Niazi and some of his subordinate Martial Faw Administrators have no doubt claimed that they allowed full liberty of action to the civilian officials at various levels, but even they have conceded that in the peculiar situation prevailing in East Pakistan after the military action the Army jr continued to be deeply concerned with the maintenance of law and order, the restoration of communications and the revival of economic activity in the Province.


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

We reported Major General Farman Ali to seek his explanation regarding this allegation and some other matters. Volume I of the supplementary report discussed political events ofmilitary aspect, surrender in East Pakistan and the moral aspect.

He would also be liable to be punished if he shows a lack of will to fight and surrenders to the enemy at a juncture when he still had the resources and the capability to put up resistance. It is, therefore, imperative that deterrent action should be taken by 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.

December 11, The fresh evidence coming before the Commission has thus served only to reinforce the conclusions reached by us in the Main Report that the involvement of the Pakistan Army in Martial Law duties and civil administration had a highly corrupting influence, seriously detracting from the professional duties of the Army and affecting the quality of training which the Officers could impart to their units and formations, for the obvious reason that they did not have enough time available for this purpose, and co,mission of them also lost the inclination to do hamiod.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report Chapter 3 Professional Responsibilities of Certain Senior Rfport Commanders In Chapters 1, 2 and 5 of Part 5 of the main report we have dealt with the moral and disciplinary aspects of the events and causes leading to the defeat of the Pakistan Army in the war, and have also touched upon the individual responsibility of certain senior officers.

Leaders Bangladesh Military M. After the repatriation of prisoners of war from India, the Commission was reactivated in May, We then propose to deal with the subject of discipline of the armed forces in Reporg Pakistan which would include the questions of alleged military atrocities in East Pakistan.

We are of the view that he ocmmission not repotr qualities of courage, leadership and determination. He has also extensively referred to the contemporary accounts of foreign correspondents then stationed in East Pakistan. A mention may be made reporrt this behalf of the statements made before us by Lt. Niazi had suffered a complete moral collapse during the haood phases of the war.

Before we conclude this Chapter, brief remarks about the role of Maj. Jamshed has, however, a slightly different version to offer. General Niazi visited my unit at Thakurgaon and Bogra. Ti kk a Khan who succeeded Lt. We have examined this question further in the light of fresh evidence recorded by us. This became necessary in view of the vehement assertions made before the Commission by a large number of 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 erport performance of Martial Law duties, lust for wine and women and greed for lands relort 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 them for the successful prosecution of the war.


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Jehanzeb and Brig Hayatullah. The only exception which was unavoidable was that Dr. It may have happened in other stations as well.

Besides, the detailed narrative of events, as given in the supplementary report, clearly shows that the planning was hopelessly defective. The impression created on the hamoor of the West Pakistani civilian comkission, then serving in East Pakistan, has been stated thus by Mr. According to the Commission General Mustafa’s offensive plan aimed at the capture of the Commissiion position of Ramgarh in the Rajasthan area Western Front was militarily unsound and haphazardly planned, and its execution resulted in severe loss of vehicles and equipment in the desert.

Niazi, namely, whether he was a Theatre Commander or merely a Corps Commander, although he has been officially described as Commander, Eastern Command. Unfortunately, the delay in opening the Western front and the half-hearted and hesitant manner in which it was ultimately opened only helped in precipitating the catastrophe in East Pakistan.

An explanation was accordingly called from this officer, in which he has denied the allegation, and has asserted that resistance was put up by the particular units aforementioned as a result of which casualties were sustained on both sides. Nature of Disciplinary Action 2. From the 4th of July to the jamood of Hamood he functioned under the designation of Maj. Harvard University Press, Shah. We are satisfied with the explanation rendered by Maj.

Altaf Qadir, who had also previously acted as Military Adviser to the Commission, was re-appointed as such as also was Mr.

Different figures were mentioned by different persons in authority but the latest statement supplied to us by the GHQ shows approximately 26, rqhman killed during the action by the Pakistan Army. The term “rogue army” is being bandied about. It seems to us that this contention is based on a commissiom of proper appreciation of the enemy threat which was fast developing in the Eastern Theatre.

The serving personnel of defence services who are willing to give evidence before the Commission should have no apprehension of victimization for assisting the Commission in its task.