Pervez Khattak

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Pervez Khattak was born in a small town called Manky Sharif in the city of Nowshera on 1 January 1940. Hastim Khan, his father was a successful and hard working contractor. He completed his O levels by graduating from the Aitchison Collage in Lahore and then also completed his bachelor’s through the Gordon Collage.

Pervez Khattak has altogether five children out of which 3 are sons. Two of them are currently completing their studies abroad while the eldest son Ishaq Khattak is managing his family business.

Pervez Khattak started his political career in the year 1993 when he first ran for a provincial assembly seat in the general elections. At the time he was representing the Pakistan People’s Party. Later he was appointed the Minister of Irrigation NWFP currently known as KPK or Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

However he resigned from the ministry and from his provincial seat on December 15, 2011 in order to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Joining this party proved successful as he became the General Secretary after just two years.

Pervez Khattak proved to be very successful in the general elections of 2013 as he was elected to be the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after winning the Provincial Assembly seat.

This article was last updated on Aug 2013