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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As no such procedure was adopted, it led to a general feeling among the troops, including their officers that they were entitled to take whatever they wanted from wherever they liked.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report – Chapter 1

Gen Niazi, whose geport on the very first day of his taking over command from Lt. Niaziand Rao Farman Ali all died in I never stopped anybody coming to see me. The final report, also called supplementary report, was submitted on 23 Octobershowed how political, administrative, military and moral failings were responsible for the surrender of Pakistani forces in East Pakistan. Nazar Hussain Shah Witness No. In s, the curiosity over the report grows with the News International revealing that the commison was suppressed and was held secretly at the Joint Staff HQ in Rawalpindi.

The first report is never published and kept as highly classified documents because of its potentially adverse effects on the military’s at that time low-institutional morale and fear of a backlash. Harvard University Press, Shah.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Dr. Akhira Golaghat Jathibhanga Kaliganj. According to Major S.

Families of West Pakistani reporrt in East Pakistan were subjected to inhumane treatment by their Bengali colleagues. Unfortunately, however, the practice appears to have persisted even when it became possible to make proper logistic arrangements.


The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

Saleemullah, who was commanding A Brigade in East Pakistan, “prolonged commitment on Martial Law duties and interment security roles had affected the professional standards of the Army. Rao Farman Ali Witness No. 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.

Init was reported that around officials were interviewed and testified, including Yahya Khan and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Retrieved 14 Rehmaan The Hamoodur Rahman Commission otherwise known as ” War Enquiry Commission ” [1]was a judicial inquiry commission that assessed Pakistan ‘s political—military involvement in East-Pakistan from to 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 the hamoodd 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 them for the successful prosecution of the war.

NaziMohammad Jamshed, M. No action was ever taken based on the report, the report was classified and its publication disallowed at the time. These were all destroyed; except the one that was handed over to Government who disallowed its publication at the time.


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It further came to our notice that the General had distributed some money among persons who left East Pakistan by helicopters on the morning of 15th or 16th of December We wish to supplement those observations as regards Lt. The total sum involved was Rs. He further alleged that Lt.

Jehanzeb Arbab, former Commander 57 Brigade. This is what we used to do in Burma. The need for commandeering vehicles, foodstuffs, medicines and other essential supplies can certainly be appreciated, but this should have been done under a proper method of accounting so that compensation could be paid on return of normal conditions. A mention may be made in this behalf of the statements made before us by Lt.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report

Barguna Bhimnali Ketnar Bil Suryamani. This appears to us to be the genesis of the looting alleged to have been indulged in by the Army in East Pakistan. For other uses, see Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report.

Inthe war between India and Pakistan witnessed the liberation of East-Pakistanwhich ended with the signing of the Instrument of Surrender with the Indian Army in Dhaka. From the above clarification it will be appreciated that there was no requirement to furnish details of the above expenditure to any accounts department. I thought more of death than these things. All wings of administration, relating to law and order were under the control of Martial Law Authorities.