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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Living off the Land 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 many of them also lost the inclination to do so.

NaziMohammad Jamshed, M. Niazi during his appearance before us, and he naturally denied them.

Retrieved 22 August Origins of the Bengali Revolution. Niazi unfortunately came to acquire repott bad reputation in sex matters, and this reputation has been consistent during his postings in Sialkot, Lahore and East Pakistan. Niazi enjoyed the same reputation at Sialkot and Lahore.

The chairmanship was to be rotated between each inter-services, irrespective of the personal ranks in each service. The Commission interviews and stored testimonies in both first and supplementary reports. A Global Studies Handbook. Commission held an informal meeting at Lahore on 3 June to consider various preliminary matters and then decided to resume proceedings at Abbottabad from 16 July It is theorized that the first report is very critical of Pakistan military ‘s interference in politics and misconduct of politicians in country’s political atmosphere.

Initially, the commission was known as War Enquiry Commission but gained notability as “Hamoodur Rehman Commission” across the country. He did not display much respect for the civilian Governor, Archived from the original PDF on 4 March It is for the 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. Click here to download Acrobat Reader.


In s, the curiosity over the report grows with the News International revealing that the report was suppressed and was held secretly at the Joint Staff HQ in Rawalpindi. There should be no difficulty in reconstructing the record, if necessary as the material witness appear to be now available in Pakistan.

The supplementary report is heavily based on testimonies provided by the returning POWs and their families but held the military responsible for the atrocities committed in East Pakistan in Many insightful recommendations were made by the Commission as it recommends to hold the public trial for the President General Yahya Khan, also the Commander-in-Chief and the chief martial law administrator of both East and Pakistan in western side.

The impression created on the mind of the West Pakistani civilian officials, then serving in East Pakistan, has been stated thus by Mr.

The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

According to the Commission General Mustafa’s offensive rehjan aimed at the capture of the Indian 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. Gen Farman Ali was prominently visible sitting on the right side of the Governor, although he was not a member of the Cabinet.

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Niazi also because of the unsettled conditions obtaining in the Wing. The allegations mentioned in the preceding Paragraphs were put to Lt. In the situation that developed after the military action of the 25th of Marchthe civil administration in East Pakistan practically came to a standstill, and the burden of running the Province fell heavily upon the Army Officers.

Muktijuddho e-Archive Artistic depictions Awards and decorations. Jehanzeb Arbab, former Commander 57 Brigade. This amount was intercepted by a Rport at the Paksi Bridge crossing when it was being carried in the lower part of rehjan body of a truck. Ministry of Liberation War Affairs. 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.


Niazi, who visited me in my office, that this hamoof a commercial matter and should xommision left to the arrangements arrived at between PIA and Pan exporters. 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.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission – Wikipedia

The Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report or War Report [1] contains the Government of Pakistan ‘s official and classified papers of the events leading up to loss of East Pakistan and the war with India. A Wahid Witness No. Riding the Roller Coaster.

He could not annoy, the Martial Law Administrator Lt. Mansoorul Haq Witness No. This fund was non-auditable.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report – Wikipedia

Volume I of the supplementary report dealt with the political backgroundinternational relationsand military aspects of the events in This impression is fortified by the fact that at a later stage even the selection of candidates for the by-elections ordered by General Yahya Khan was made by Maj Gen Farman Ali. Originally, it was thought that the Government of Pakistan had declassified the Report in and was made it available to the public as public domain whereas it was free to download on the internet.

For other uses, see Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report. Niaziand Rao Farman Ali all died in I became very religious during the East Pakistan trouble. Retrieved 25 August The Army virtually continued to control civil administration”.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Dr.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission

Story of Pakistan reports. There was a parallel Martial Law administration at all levels. It was asserted by these witnesses that men given to a disreputable way of life could hardly be expected to lead the Pakistan Army to victory. Aziz Ahmad Khan Witness No.