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Sardar Attaullah Mengal
« on: June 01, 2009, 08:36:48 PM »


Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal (Urdu: سردار عطااللہ خان مینگل), popularly known as Sardar Ataullah Mengal, is a well known political and feudal figure of Pakistan hailing from Balochistan. He has been campaigning a nationalist and separatist movement in Pakistan for over four decades. He is the head of the Mengal tribe. He was born in 1929 in Wadh, and became the first Chief Minister of Balochistan during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's premiership from May 1, 1972 to February 13, 1973.

It was reported that Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal is one of many candidates considered for the position of President of Pakistan after the resignation of Pervez Musharraf

Joining National Awami Party
In 1969, Ataullah Mengal along with the other Baloch leaders, chief of Marri tribe Khair Bakhsh Marri and chief of Bizenjo tribe Ghaus Bux Bizenjo joined the National Awami Party (Wali) of Khan Wali Khan and developed a close friendship with Wali Khan over the next decade. In the 1970 general election, National Awami Party sweeped the provinces of Balochistan and N.W.F.P., thus forming forming governments in each of them. In Balochistan, Ataullah Mengal was made the first chief minister of the province.

Chief Minister of Balochistan:
Ataullah Mengal is from an ancestory of powerful feudal sardars. He won the provincial seat from his native Kohlu and was installed as the chief minister on 1 May 1972, the day the martial law was lifted from the country. In his short time as Chief Minister he pushed through many initiatives, in which the province's first university, medical college and board of secondary education were set up as well as the first industrial city of the province, in Hub, Lasbela District



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