Malik Muhammad Habib Khan was born in Channi Awan a village in Kahuta, District Rawalpindi on 5 July 1946, in the Awan tribe of Kahuta. He belongs to very honourable family and considered as a Pride and Honour of his family. Malik Habib was also a bright student; he completed his early education till Matriculation from Government High School Kahuta and his name is displayed on honour board of the school. He was a serious but still a jolly person.
After completing BSc (Physics & Mathematics) from University of Punjab in 1965, he was commissioned in the Pakistan Army in 1966 in the 37th PMA (Pakistan Military Academy) Long Course and joined the Army Signal Corps. His Command & Staff Appointments as Captain and Major included Inter Service Intelligence Assignment in Baluchistan. In 1976, he was inducted in Police Service of Pakistan (PSP).
Malik Muhammad Habib Khan has served as Executive Director, Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) 13.02.2007 to 26.09.2008, Executive Director, National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS) 01.01.2005 to 14.02.2005, Managing Director, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation 2003-2004, Member, Chief Executive’s Inspection Commission 1999-2002, Inspector General of Police, Baluchistan 1998-1999, Inspector General of Police, Pakistan Railway Police 1998, Inspector General of Police, Azad Jammu & Kashmir 1993-1997.
He has also served as Joint Director General Intelligence Bureau, Region Covering Rawalpindi/Islamabad, AJK & Northern Areas 1991-1993, Director, Federal Investigation Agency (Federal Zone) and Director, Immigration & Anti-Smuggling all Pakistan 1989-1990, Deputy, Inspector General of Police, Crimes & Special Branch, Government of Balochistan 1988-1989, Deputy Director General, Intelligence Bureau, (Head of Counter Intelligence set up at Islamabad & Karachi) 1984-1988, Superintendent of Police, Province of Punjab 1978-1983.
He was inducted in Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) 1976, prior to that he has served at various Command & Staff Appointments as Captain / Major which includes Inter Service Intelligence Assignment in Baluchistan 1966-1976
He was commissioned in Pakistan Army 1966.
He has attended the following International Conferences;
Malik Muhammad habib khan represented Pakistan on World Tourism Organization (WTO) as Managing Director PTDC, and held meeting with Secretary General WTO at Beijing on matter of mutual interest pertaining to promotion of tourism in Pakistan.
He represented Pakistan in restoration of Samjhota Bus Service with India in 2004, as Managing Director PTDC. He also conducted “K2” Golden Jubilee in 2004 which reflected the soft image of Pakistan in western Countries, particularly Europe, as Manage Director PTDC.
Malik Habib Khan represented Pakistan in USA in April 1990 on immigration matters of mutual interest and held meeting with Assistant Secretary of State and Commissioner of INS of USA Washington D.C. He also maintained Security Liaison with S.L.O of USA/UK and other allied countries during cold was arena from 1983 to 1988 while heading counter intelligence set up in Karachi and Islamabad.
The Islamabad High Court chief Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman on November 21, 2012, announcing his verdict on a constitutional petition, has held that Major (retd) Malik Muhammad Habib Khan was eligible for promotion in grade 22 on April 1, 2004 but he became victim of political victimization during the tenure of the former President from 1999–2008, General Pervez Musharraf and was ignored.
On 2 April 2013, he was appointed Caretaker Interior and Narcotics Minister of Pakistan. He is a retired IGP (Inspector-General of Police) and has served prestigious institutions of Pakistan which include Pakistan Army, ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), PSP (Police Services of Pakistan), FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) and IB (Intelligence Bureau).