A. A. K. Niazi

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Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi (Urdu: امیر عبداللہ خان نیازی; b. 1915–1 February 2004), HJ(Withdrawn), MC, popularly known as A.A.K. Niazi or General Niazi was a former lieutenant-general in the Pakistan Army and the last Governor of East Pakistan known for commanding the Eastern Command of the Pakistan Army in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) during the Eastern and the Western Fronts of the Indo-Pakistani war until the unilateral surrendering on the 16 December 1971 to Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora (GOC-in-C) of the Eastern Command and the Bengali Liberation Forces.wikipedia
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Upon arriving in Lahore, he was immediately refrained from speaking to news media correspondents and immediately taken under the custody of the Pakistan Army's Military Police (MP) who shifted him via helicopter to the Lahore Cantonment where he was detained despite his strong protests.

Pakistan Army Corps of Military Police

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Upon arriving in Lahore, he was immediately refrained from speaking to news media correspondents and immediately taken under the custody of the Pakistan Army's Military Police (MP) who shifted him via helicopter to the Lahore Cantonment where he was detained despite his strong protests.

Lahore Cantonment

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Upon arriving in Lahore, he was immediately refrained from speaking to news media correspondents and immediately taken under the custody of the Pakistan Army's Military Police (MP) who shifted him via helicopter to the Lahore Cantonment where he was detained despite his strong protests.

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He was immediately dismissed from his military commission and war honors were withdrawn from him.

Solitary confinement

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Subsequently, he was placed in solitary confinement for sometime, though he was later released.

Pensions in Pakistan

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The change of order allowed Niazi to seek pension and medical assistance benefits enjoyed by the retired military personnel.

Operation Fair Play

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In 1977, he was again detained by the police when the martial law was enforced and sought retirement from politics.

Supreme Court of Pakistan

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In 1982, Niazi was summoned and confessed at the War Enquiry Commission led by Chief Justice Hamoodur Rahman and the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the events involving the secession of East Pakistan on April 1975.

Paan

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The Hamoodur Rahman Commission opined that General Niazi supervised the Betel leaf and imported paan using the official aircraft, from East Pakistan to Pakistan.

Corruption in Pakistan

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The War Commission indicted him of corrupt and moral turpitude while noting his bullying of junior officers who would resists his orders.

Syed Mohammad Ahsan

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Major accusations were also directed toward Lieutenant-General Yakob Ali Khan, Admiral S.M. Ahsan and Major-General Ali for aggravating the crises but General Niazi had to bear most responsibility for all that happened in the East.

Judge Advocate General Branch (Pakistan)

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Niazi however rejected the base allegations and sought a military court-martial while insisting that he had acted according to the orders of the Army GHQ.

Views On News

In 2001, he appeared in Views On News and interviewed by Dr. Shahid Masood at the ARY News shortly before his death.

Shahid Masood

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In 2001, he appeared in Views On News and interviewed by Dr. Shahid Masood at the ARY News shortly before his death.

ARY News

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In 2001, he appeared in Views On News and interviewed by Dr. Shahid Masood at the ARY News shortly before his death.

List of cemeteries in Lahore

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He was buried in Military Graveyard in Lahore.

Dawn (newspaper)

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A journalist from Dawn had observed him thus: When I last met him on 30 September 1971, at his force headquarters in Kurmitola, he was full of beans.

Prima facie

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The allegations regarding his indulgence in the export of Pan by using or abusing his position in the Eastern Command and as Commander of his command also prima facie appear to be well-founded.

General officer commanding

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In 1968, he was promoted as Major-General and made GOC of the 8th Infantry Division, stationed in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.

Victory day of Bangladesh

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The Commanding officer of the Pakistani Forces General AAK Niazi surrendered with his forces to the Allied forces of India and Bangladesh, which marked the end of the 9 month-long Bangladesh Liberation War and 1971 Bangladesh genocide and official secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

Inamul Haque Khan

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In 1971, Inamul Haque Khan, as Air Commodore, was one of the highest-ranking officer to be taken as aprisoner of war by India after Eastern Command's Commander Lieutenant-General A.A.K. Niazi signed an instrument of surrender with Indian Army's Eastern Command GOC-in-C, Lieutenant-General Jagjit Singh Aurora.

Al-Badr (East Pakistan)

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Al-Badr was constituted in September 1971 under the auspices of General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, then chief of the Pakistan Army eastern command.

Rape during the Bangladesh Liberation War

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It did not help that General A. A. K. Niazi, head of Pakistani Forces in East Pakistan, called East Pakistan a "low-lying land of low, lying people".