Pervez Khattak, who was born on January 1, 1940 at Manki Sharif, Nowshera, did his GCE Ordinary Level and then GCE Advanced Level from the prestigious Aitchison College and then received his Bachelor's (BA) degree from
Pervez Khattak, who was born on January 1, 1940 at Manki Sharif, Nowshera, did his GCE Ordinary Level and then GCE Advanced Level from the prestigious Aitchison College and then received his Bachelor's (BA) degree from Gordon College.
Khattak is a senior 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.
Historically, Pervez Khattak has been a strong candidate in constituencies from Nowshera, winning provincial seats in 1993 and 1997 elections as Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) candidate.
Khattak, who was elected to the provincial assembly in 2008 as a candidate backed by the Qaumi Watan Party (at that time Pakistan People’s Party - Sherpao (PPP-S)) but he later developed differences with the party leadership and joined the Independent Group in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Later, he was inducted into the provincial cabinet as Minister of Irrigation.
On December 15, 2011 Pervez Khattak resigned from the provincial ministry, membership of the Provincial Assembly, Provincial Presidency of the Qaumi Watan Party and also from parliamentary leadership of several members of the provincial assembly to join Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He made an unsuccessful run as the party's provincial president, he lost by 14 votes to Asad Qaiser, but later successfully defeated Dr. Arif Alvi for the key central post of General Secretary.
In General Election 2013, he was elected as member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from Constituency PK-13 Nowshera and member of National Assembly from Constituency NA-5 bagging 70,000 votes as the candidate PTI.
On 13 May 2013, Chairman PTI, Imran Khan nominated Pervez Khattak as the Chief Minister (CM) 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.
Straight away after assuming the office of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak declared that he will pursue a non-confrontational approach with the Federal Government, which is headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and hopes this détente will create a more stable environment for the KPK government to produce results.
His father Hastam khan Khattak was a government contractor and chief executive of his Company. Pervez Khattak has three sons and two daughters, eldest son Ishaq Khattak has completed his education and is now running his grandfather's company, where as Ibrahim Khan Khattak and Ismail Khan Khattak are studying in London.