Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Yahya Khan (1917-1980)
After being Commander-in-Chief he reorganised the Pakistan Army in 1965. Soon after the war, between India and Pakistan, had started, US had imposed an embargo on military aid on both India and Pakistan.
At the end of 1960s Ayub Khan relinquished his charges to Yahya Khan due to mass scale resentment against Ayub.
Yahya Khan dissolved both the assemblies of State and Center and Promised to hand over charges to elected persons.
Yahya announced in his broadcast to the nation on 28 July 1969, his firm intention to redress Bengali grievances, the first major step in this direction being, the doubling of Bengali quota in the defence services.
Within a year he had set up a framework for elections that were held in Dec. 1970.