President of Pakistan, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto constituted the commission with Mr. Hamoodur Rehman the then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, as its head. The other two members of the Commission are Justice Mr. S. Anwarul Haq, Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Justice Mr. Tufail Ali Abdur Rahman, Chief Justice of Sind and Baluchistan High Court. Lt. Gen (Rtd.) Altaf Qadir and Mr. M.A. Latif, Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, were Military Advisers and Secretaries of the Commission, respectively. This was the formation of the committee that submitted its original report on July 12, 1972.
After the arrival of the prisoners of war in Pakistan in July 1974, the commission was reintegrated with all its previous members, with Col. Hassan as its new legal advisor.