Henry Kissinger’s request for an inquiry into the 1971 revelations rejected

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected a petition filed by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger seeking an inquiry into his 1971 revelations.

Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah dismissed the petition as inadmissible.

Petitioner’s counsel said that he had requested the Prime Minister to investigate the matter but no action was taken.

Chief Justice of the High Court Athar Minallah told the petitioner that neither the security nor the stability of our country is so weak that it can be distinguished from a book. Have you read the Hamoodur Rehman report? Read it first, you have raised a political question from someone’s statement. These political questions have to be looked at by the Parliament. You can go and those who are representatives of your constituency can put it before the Parliament.

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger wrote in his book White House Years (1971) that is:

“The United States leaned towards Pakistan in 1971 but sympathized with the Bangladesh movement.”

Henry Kissinger claimed that in November 1971, President Yahya Khan had promised US President Nixon that he would liberate East Pakistan in March 1972, but before that, on December 3, 1971, India, with the help of Mukti Bahini, invaded East Pakistan. And on December 16 the Pak army surrendered, after which Bangladesh was established.



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