General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan, commonly known as Yahya Khan, was a Pakistani military officer and statesman who served as the third President of Pakistan and Chief Martial Law Administrator following his predecessor Ayub Khan's resignation from 25 March 1969 until his resignation on 20 December 1971. During his tenure, he ordered Operation Searchlight in an effort to quell Bengali nationalism which triggered the Bangladesh Liberation War. He was central to the perpetration of the Bangladesh genocide, the genocide of the populace of modern-day Bangladesh which resulted in the death of between 300,000 and 3,000,000 Bengalis.

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