Quetta.Former Balochistan Chief Minister Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal, a prominent Baloch nationalist leader and patron of the Balochistan National Party, has passed away at the age of 92 in a private hospital in Karachi.
Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal was born in 1929 in Wadh to Sardar Rasool Bakhsh Mengal. The great Baloch nationalist leader Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal was a national and international politician.From May 1, 1972 to February 13, 1973, he became the first Chief Minister of Balochistan. He revolutionized Balochistan in a short span of nine months. He founded the University of Balochistan, the University of Engineering Khuzdar and the Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.Earlier, Balochistan Board examinations were held in MultanIn 1973, the then Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto installed the Governor’s Rule in Balochistan and overthrew the government of Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal in Balochistan.Sardar Ataullah Mengal will keep him in jail for many years for resisting the military operation in Balochistan.He remained in prison for many years He then spent many years in exile in London, ending his exile in the 1990s, and returned home to play an active role in Balochistan and national politics.
Founded Balochistan National Party consisting of all nationalist parties of Balochistan on December 6, 1996. In 1997 elections, Balochistan National Party won a majority in Balochistan. On February 22, 1997, Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal, leader of Balochistan National Party, was elected Chief Minister of Balochistan.Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal remained the Chief Minister of Balochistan for 19 months. Finally, after differences with the Central Government, Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal resigned from the Balochistan Government in July 1998.Due to differences in the BNP National Council session, the Balochistan National Party split into two.Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal was elected as the majority president of Muttahida BNP
On the platform of Poonam, all the top politicians of Pakistan gathered and started the struggle for the oppressed rights of the oppressed Baloch Sindhi Punjabi Seraiki and Pashtuns. Balochistan held a huge rally at Bizenjo Stadium, Khuzdar. All the leaders of the country addressed the rally. The next phase was to start from Sindh but General Pervez Musharraf imposed martial law on October 12, 1999. Ban all political activities in the country
Respected Sardar Ataullah Mengal left a special message for the realization of national rights for the Baloch youth by holding the last meeting of Poonam’s presidency on June 17, 2006 at Meezan Chowk in Quetta.
Since then, in practical politics, I have been less active in terms of age and health. The political services of Sardar Ataullah Mengal in Balochistan and at the national level are not hidden from anyone and it is not enough for people like us to write about his political struggle.