Ataullah Mengal

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Ataullah Khan Mengal
1st Chief Minister of Balochistan
In office
1 May 1972 – 13 February 1973
GovernorGhaus Bakhsh Bizenjo
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byJam Ghulam Qadir Khan
Personal details
Born(1929-03-24)24 March 1929
Wadh, Balochistan
Died2 September 2021(2021-09-02) (aged 92)
Political partyBalochistan National Party (Mengal)
ChildrenAsadullah Mengal, Muneer Mengal, Javed Mengal, Akhtar Mengal

Ataullah Mengal (Urdu: سردار عطااللہ خان مینگل), popularly known as Sardar Ataullah Mengal, (24 March 1929 – 2 September 2021) was a Pakistani politician. He was the head of the Mengal tribe. He was also the first Chief Minister of Balochistan during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's premiership from 1 May 1972 to 13 February 1973.

In 2009, Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal was one of many candidates considered for the position of President of Pakistan after the resignation of Pervez Musharraf.[1]

Mengal died in Karachi, Sindh on 2 September 2021 from cardiac arrest at the age of 92.[2][3] He was suffering from cardiovascular disease.[4]

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  1. Top contenders for office of president Archived 16 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Former CM Balochistan Sardar Attaullah Mengal passes away in Karachi. Business Recorder. 2 September 2021.
  3. "Balochistan's first Chief Minister, Sardar Ataullah Mengal, has passed away". Daily Pakistan (newspaper) (in Urdu). 2 September 2021.
  4. Senior Baloch leader Sardar Ataullah Mengal passes away. Ary News. 2 September 2021.