Pervez Khattak ( Pashto: پروېز خټک; born 1 January 1950) is a senior Pakistani politician, parliamentarian and the Central Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf who is serving as the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He also served as the Irrigation Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and twice Minster of Industries & Labour in the past.
Early life & Education
Pervez Khattak born at the residence of noted government contractor Hastam Khan (late) on Jan 1, 1950 at village Manki Sharif in the politically fertile district of Nowshera, Pervez Khattak received his early education at the Aitchison College,Lahore.After doing Senior Cambridge from Aitchison,Khattak went to Gordon College,Rawalpindi for his graduation.
Khattak had started his political career as a member of the district council in 1983 and later joined mainstream national politics. He was elected to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly for record five times, the last time on May 11, 2013. In general election 2013, Khattak won the National Assembly seat NA-5 Nowshera-I and provincial assembly seat, PK-13 in Nowshera-II from the PTI platform and defeated his political opponents with huge margin. Khattak remained the provincial minister of industries twice and once served as irrigation minister in the ANP-led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Later, he resigned from the Ministry of Irrigation due to difference with past government and joined PTI with a mission to serve his people with more dedication and zeal.As a true democrat, he contested PTI’s intra party election 2013 and lost the party's provincial president Asad Qaiser with a narrow margin. However, he did not disappoint and made inroads in the party by defeating senior PTI leader Dr.Arif Alvi on post of Central General Secretary. He also remained the first district nazim in Nowshera. He belonged to a political family of District Nowshera. His uncle Nasrullah Khattak was the chief minister of the province when Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the prime minister of Pakistan. During his long political career, Pervez Khattak also remained the provincial president of the Pakistan People's Party-Sherpao (now renamed Qaumi Watan Party).
In General Election 2013, he was elected as the member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from PK-13 constituency of Nowshera and member of National Assembly from Constituency NA-5 bagging 70,000 votes as the candidate PTI. Khattak take oath as 16th Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 31 May 2013.He is the first chief minister from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Pervez Khattak achievements as Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:
On 13 May 2013, Chairman PTI, Imran Khan nominated Pervez as the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the top post in the province where Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is the single largest party with 45 out of 99 seats, the party gained another 10 seats through allocation which increased its total seats to 55. Khattak was elected CM with 84 votes, more than his nearest rival from JUI-F Maulana Luftur Rehman who secured 37 votes. He will head a coalition government with PTI as the leading party while Jamaat-e-Islami and Qaumi Watan Party will also be part of the government.
- Implementation of "Right to Information" bill in KPK.
- Promoting Industrialization.
- Energy Generation.
- Online FIR System.
- Women-centric Developments.
- Mobile Courts.
- Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts.
- Law Enforcement Capability Enhancements.
- Upgradation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa electricity distribution system.
- Working on wistleblower law to be implemented in KPK
Relations with the Federal Government
Straight away after assuming office Khattak declared that he will pursue a non-confrontational approach with the Federal Government which is controlled by Nawaz Sharif, he hopes this détente will create a more stable environment for the KpK government to produce results.