1910 – 1975
Who was Hamoodur Rahman?
Chief Justice Hamoodur Rahman was an East Pakistani jurist who was the seventh Chief Justice of Pakistan and the vice-chancellor of the Dhaka University as well as professor of law at the Karachi University. Hailed from East-Pakistan, Hamoodur Rahman retained his Pakistani citizenship even after the war and independence of Bangladesh. Hamoodur Rahman gained international and public fame when he was named by the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's Government as the Chairman of the Hamoodur Rahman Commission. The Commission, under Chief Justice of Pakistan Chief Justice Hamoodur Rahman, investigated and was very critical to the role of Pakistan Armed Forces in Politics.
Chief Justice Hamoodur Rahman remained a respectable and honorable name in Pakistan's judiciary, and he was publicly hailed by the Chief Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday. His commission's fact finding and, even for his personal role, is widely regarded as the most honorable commission that was investigated by a Bengali Chief Justice, in spite of East-Pakistan disaster.
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