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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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.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report – Chapter 1

These were all destroyed; except the one that was handed over to Government who disallowed its publication at the time. The evidence of Officers repatriated from India leaves no doubt that this extensive and prolonged involvement of the Pakistan Army in Martial Law duties and civil administration had a disastrous effect on its professional and moral standards. 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.

For other uses, see Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report. Init was reported that around officials were interviewed and testified, including Yahya Khan and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

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After analysing the evidence brought before the Commission, we came to the conclusion that the process of moral degeneration among the senior ranks of the Armed Forces was set in motion by their involvement in Martial Law duties inthat these tendencies reappeared and commjsion, in fact, intensified when Martial Law was imposed in the country once again in March by General Yahya Khan, and that there was indeed substance in the allegations that a considerable number of senior Army Officers had not only indulged in repirt scale hmood of lands and houses and other commercial activities, but had also adopted highly immoral and licentious ways of hakood which seriously affected their professional capabilities and their qualities of leadership.


Commission held an informal meeting at Lahore on 3 June to consider various preliminary matters and hamiod decided to resume proceedings at Abbottabad from 16 July 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. However, it was reported to be a “Supplementary Report” which was created after the prisoners of war returned after two years. 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.

From the above clarification it will be appreciated that there was no requirement to furnish details of the above expenditure to any accounts department.

Barguna Bhimnali Ketnar Bil Suryamani. We have now examined not only Lt.

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Upon consolidating the powerPresident Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announced to form the Commission under the Supreme Court ‘s senior justices in December commiwion Gen Tikka Khan have already been quoted by us in an earlier chapter, viz: A secret fund was placed at my disposal by the Government of East Pakistan for the purpose of payment of rewards commusion purchase of information and in this case the expenditure was from the secret fund at my disposal.

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. Views Read Edit View history.

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. Bhutto classified the report because, according to journalist Salil Tripathi, he was concerned that it would demoralize the army and might trigger unrest therein. We suggest, therefore, without necessarily implying any dereliction on the part of the general, that the matter should be inquired into further so that the suspicion surrounding the same is cleared in the General’s own interest.


We recommend that action should now be taken without delay to finalise the proceedings of the inquiry commenced by Maj Gen Ansari in East Pakistan. Niazi any finding in this behalf must await his return from India where he is at present held as a prisoner of war”. There should be no difficulty in reconstructing the record, if necessary as the material witness appear to be now available in Pakistan. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Dr. I remember the first picture of the new Cabinet.

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Yale University Press, Jones. The Army had to go out into the countryside without adequate logistic arrangements, and was compelled, at least in the early stages of its operations to take its requirements of foodgrains and other essential supplies from cmmision sources.

Retrieved from ” https: Many insightful recommendations were made by the Commission as it recommends to hold the public trial rehmah the President General Yahya Khan, also the Commander-in-Chief and the chief martial law administrator of both East and Pakistan in western side. Mohammad Ashraf Witness No.