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Pervez Khattak

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Profile
Pervez Khattak 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 in the past.

Faimly:
He was born on January 1, 1940 at Manky Sharif, Nowshera. His father Hastim khan was a government contractor and chief executive of his company, he has three sons and two daughters. Eldest son Ishaq Khattak completed his education and running his grandfather's company. Ibrahim Khan Khattak and Ismail Khan Khattak are studying in London. Khattak did his GCE Ordinary Level and then GCE Advanced Level from the prestigious Aitchison College and then received Bachelor's degree from University of Peshawar.

Politics:
Historically, Pervez Khattak has been a strong candidate in constituencies from Nowshera, winning provincial seats in 1993 and 1997 elections as PPP candidate.Khattak, who was elected to the provincial assembly in 2008 as a candidate backed by the Qaumi Watan Party (at that time Pakistan Peoples Party Sherpao (PPPS)) 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.

2013 General Election:
In General Election 2013, he was elected the 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.

Chief Ministership:
On 13th 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 moved it's total seats upto 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.

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 detente will create a more stable environment for the KpK government to produce results.


 
 
 
 
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