Pervez Khattak

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The Honourable
Pervez Khattak
پرویز خٹک
22nd Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Assumed office
31 May 2013
President Mamnoon Hussain
Governor Shaukatullah Khan
Mehtab Ahmed Khan
Preceded by Tariq Pervez Khan (caretaker)
Member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Assumed office
31 May 2013
Governor Shaukatullah Khan
Mehtab Ahmed Khan
Speaker Asad Qaiser
Constituency PK-13 NOWSHERA-II
Personal details
Born (1950-01-01) 1 January 1950 (age 68)
Manki Sharif, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dominion of Pakistan
Nationality Pakistan Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Children 5
Residence CM House, Peshawar
Alma mater Aitchison College
Gordon College
Occupation Politician
Cabinet Cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pervez Khan Khattak (Pashto: پروېز خان خټک‎; Urdu: پرویز خان خٹک‎; born 1 January 1950) is a Pakistani politician, currently serving as the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

. He also served as the Irrigation Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and twice Minister of Industries & Labour in the past. Khattak relinquished his elected post[1] as the Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on 25 September to Jahangir Tareen [2]

Khattak has reformist views on Pakistan's political system,[3] and he prioritised accountability in his own government,[4] increased education enrolment,[5][6] instituted reforms in the police and security sector,[7][8] anti-polio campaign [9] and plans infrastructure projects [10][11] such as improving the transportation network [12] He also planned to revive the local economy by helping to rebuild tourism in the area[13] While for the long term, he plans industrialisation of the economy and a reduction in red tape[14][15]

Early life and education

Pervez Khattak born to Hastam Khan Khattak on 1 January 1950 at village Manki Sharif in Nowshera. He belongs to the Khattak tribe of Pashtuns. Pervez Khattak received his early education in manki sharif primary school and later at the Aitchison College, Lahore. After doing Senior Cambridge from Aitchison,Khattak went to Gordon College, Rawalpindi for his graduation. He had also worked as political worker of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[16]

Pervez Khattak married twice is father of three sons and two daughters. His eldest son Ishaq Khattak, after completing his education, is managing the company that his grandfather had established before the creation of Pakistan. His other two sons Ibrahim Khan Khattak and Ismail Khan Khattak are receiving education in United Kingdom.

Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

On 13 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 increased its total seats to 55. Khattak was elected CM with 4 votes, more than his nearest rival from JUI-F Maulana Luftur Rehman who secured 3 votes. He leads a coalition government with PTI as the leading party while Jamaat-e-Islami and Awami Jamhuri Ittehad Pakistan also a part of it.[17][18]

  • Implementation of "Right to Information" bill in KPK.
  • Energy Generation.
  • De-politicization of police.
  • Online Crime's First Information Report (FIR) System.
  • People empowerment & developments.
  • Mobile Courts.
  • Rehabilitation of drug addicts and IDPs.
  • Law Enforcement Capability Enhancements.
  • Upgradation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa electricity distribution system.
  • Working on Whistleblower law to be implemented in KPK.

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 détente will create a more stable environment for the KpK government to produce results.[19] However confrontation became inevitable with conflict over direction of the Taliban problem and by October 2013 the provincial government became more independent and assertive from the federal government, threatening to close US Supply lines.

Security and terrorism policy

Khattak favours peace talks with the Taliban, but should they fail he is prepared to look at alternative options [20] simultaneously, Khattak has set up an anti-terrorism force [21]

Khattak's government has been combatting drugs smugglers as well, many were arrested in raids across Peshawar [22] They also defused bombs very often [23] and imposed curfews in sensitive areas [24]


Khattak supported the judiciary of his province, rather than confronting it like the previous government. The mobile court is used to dispense justice and mediate between disputes [25] The courts during his term have completed several achievements in favour of human rights [26][27] Khattak and the judiciary have common cause in rooting out corruption from the province [28]

Investigations into corruption

Khattak requested the Supreme Court to take notice of an alleged corruption scandal between the Awami National Party and the US administration in which the ANP accepted US$35 million from US government as alleged by former ANP leader Azam Hoti [29]

Electricity policy

Khattak has a 10-year hydro electric plan which he will implement across the province [30] He has also approved energy conservation plans [31] He's also campaigning to prevent electricity theft in the province which he's ruling [32] Pervez Khattak Govt. announced to build 350 numbers mini-micro hydel power projects for the small villages and later seeing the success of the project increased the numbers to 1000 mini-micro hydel projects . The electricity price is as less as PKR 2–5 per unit (US$0.02–0.05/kWh).[33][34]


Aside from anti-polio campaigns, the Khattak administration introduced drives to increase breast cancer awareness [35] The Pervez Khattak led KP government also launched,the first of its kind public sector facility in the country, a social health insurance programme for the underprivileged of the province. Through these insurance cards, the disadvantaged will be able to receive medical assistance at both private and public hospitals across the province free of cost.[36]

Security policy

Nonetheless, he takes a hardline against drone strikes, viewing them as extending extremism and has threatened to block NATO supply lines if drone strikes continue and the Federal Government refuses to prevent them [37] Following 2 November Drone Strike, a day before peace talks were due to start with the Taliban, Khattak affirmed that he would indeed use his power to push for the blocking of NATO supply lines [38]

See also

External links

  • Facebook Page of Perviaz Khattak


  1. ^ Pervez Khattak elected as SG of PTI
  2. ^ "Appointment of Jahangir Khan Tareen as Secretary General PTI". Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "PTI not voted to power for paving streets, jobs: Khattak". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "26 more corrupt KPK cops suspended". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "KPK govt is all set to take big leap for education inducting 14,000 teachers". The News Tribe. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "More enrollment in Malala's part of the world | Asia | DW.DE | 20.11.2013". DW.DE. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reforms police department". Central Asia Online. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Corrupt cops fired". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Recorder Report (23 October 2013). "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa launching anti-polio campaign today | Business Recorder". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Recorder Report (29 September 2013). "Chinese firms express interest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa hydel projects | Business Recorder". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  11. ^ Jabri, Parvez (19 October 2013). "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Govt plans several development schemes for youth". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  12. ^ Recorder Report (30 October 2013). "Proposals for mass transit scheme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reviewed | Business Recorder". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  13. ^ Recorder Report (26 October 2013). "Galyat must be developed to attract more tourists: Khattak | Business Recorder". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Comprehensive plan on cards to revive KPK economy". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  15. ^ Rauf, Abdur (29 October 2013). "Public Services Bill: PTI prepares to 'push' govt machinery for timely action – The Express Tribune". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Profile of KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak". Pakistan Observer. 
  17. ^ PTI, JI reach deal on forming KP govt
  18. ^ Imran Khan finalises Pervaiz Khattak as next K-P chief minister
  19. ^ Will avoid policy of confrontation with federal govt: Khattak
  20. ^ "To dig for other option if talks failed: KP CM". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "KPK to have anti-terror force". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "Police arrest 16 POs in Peshawar". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Terror bid foiled in Peshawar; roadside bomb defused". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  24. ^ "Three-day curfew imposed in Hangu". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  25. ^ "The Potholes Facing Pakistan's Mobile Courts — India Real Time — WSJ". 1 October 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "PHC imposes ban on open trading of acids in Peshawar". The News Tribe. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  27. ^ "the edge of knowledge". Oman Tribune. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  28. ^ "Courts effectively working to control corruption: PHC CJ | PAKISTAN". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  29. ^ "Khattack asks SC to take notice of ANP-US $35m deal". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  30. ^ From InpaperMagazine (12 August 2012). "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's 10-year hydro-power plan". Dawn.Com. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  31. ^ Firdous, Iftikhar (13 April 2012). "Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa conditionally approves energy conservation recommendations – The Express Tribune". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  32. ^ Desk, News (30 October 2013). "Eliminating corruption: K-P deprived of its due share of electricity, says Khattak – The Express Tribune". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  33. ^ News, Dawn. "1000 mhpps". 
  34. ^ today, Pakistan. "Inauguration of 3 mhpps". 
  35. ^ Recorder Report (29 October 2013). "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa far-flung areas: body set up to hold awareness drive against breast cancer | Business Recorder". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  36. ^ card, health insurance. "Health Insurance, first of its kind in the country". 
  37. ^ Khawar Ghumman (28 October 2013). "PTI to use KP assembly to put pressure on centre". Dawn.Com. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  38. ^ "Will block Nato supply line after consulting politicians: Pervez Khattak | PAKISTAN". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Tariq Pervez Khan (Caretaker)
Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
2013 – present
Succeeded by
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