Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi
The General who surrendered to the Indian army in Dhaka.
Niazi took commission in the army, in 1942, in British India. He was awarded MC in the World War II and Hilal-I-Jurrat by Pakistan in 1965's war against India.
Lieutenant General Niazi was commander of the eastern command in the 1971 war and surrendered to his counterpart in the Indian army in Dhaka, and thus East Pakistan formed into Bangladesh. Later, Niazi became a bitter critic of the Pakistani army policies and made an unsuccessful bid to enter politics. After he retired from public life, he published a book 'Betrayal of East Pakistan', in 1998, which outlined his version of events that led to the division of Pakistan.
Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi who was born in a Pathan family, in Mianwali, and died of a cardiac arrest in Lahore.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan