Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
President PTI and Former Chief Minister Punjab

Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi son of Chaudhry Manzoor Elahi was born on November 1, 1945. He graduated in 1967 and obtained Diploma in Industrial Management from London. He hails from a distinguished political and industrial family. An industrialist and a veteran politician, who served as Chairman, District Council Gujrat during 1983-84; and has successively been serving as Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab and National Assembly of Pakistan since 1985. He functioned as Minister for Local Government & Rural Development for three terms during 1985-88, 1988-90, 1990-93 and served as Acting Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly during 1993-96. He has the honour to serve as Speaker of the Punjab Assembly during 1997-99. Having been elected in General Elections 2002, he was elected as Chief Minister of Punjab and functioned as such till 2007. He served as Member of the National Assembly for two consecutive terms during 2008-13 and 2013-18. In 2008, he served as Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan. He functioned as Federal Minister for Defence Production and Industries during 2011-13. In 2012, he was appointed as the first ever Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan. In General Elections 2018 he won two National Assembly seats and one Provincial Assembly seat, however, he retained his provincial seat and was re-elected as Speaker of the Punjab Assembly for the second time (2018-22).

In late February 2023, Pervaiz Elahi announced joining Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party along with 10 of his party's former MPAs. On 7 March 2023, Pervaiz Elahi was appointed as President of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He also served as the Chief Minister Punjab under the PTI government in Punjab from July 2022 to January 2023.

Pervaiz Elahi received his early education from Forman Christian College, Lahore until 1967 and later attended Watford College of Technology from where he received his Diploma in Industrial Management.

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