Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi born in Gujrat, Pakistan on November 1st, 1945. He hails from a very prominent and influential political and business family and his father Chaudhry Manzoor Elahi is the brother of Late Ch. Zahoor Elahi, a seasoned parliamentarian who played a major role in restoration of democracy and human rights in the country and was awarded “PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE” by the amnesty International. He was assassinated in a terrorist attack on 25th September, 1981. Ch. Pervaiz Elahi is the first cousin of Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, President Pakistan Muslim League. His elder son Moonis Elahi is a well known young political leader of Pakistan.
|Name:||Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi|
|In Urdu :||چوہدری پرویز الہی|
|Residence:||Gujrat, Punjab Province, Pakistan|
|Education:||Forman Christian College University|
|Date:||1 November 1945|
|Place:||Gujrat, Punjab Province, Pakistan|
|Political Party:||Pakistan Muslim League (Q)|
|Member of the National Assembly|
|Assumed office:||1 June 2013|
|Member of the provincial Assembly|
|Assumed office:||29 November 2002 – 18 November 2007|
|Ministry :||Chief Minister of Punjab|
|Governor :||Khalid Maqbool|
|Prime Minister :||Shaukat Aziz|
|Preceded by :||Shahbaz Sharif|
|Succeeded by :||Ejaz Nisar (Acting)|
|Role:||Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan|
|Dates:||25 June 2012 – 16 March 2013|
|Prime Minister :||Pervez Ashraf|
|Preceded by :||Office established|
|Succeeded by :||Vacant|
|Political Party:||Pakistan Muslim League (Q)|
|In Office 2|
|Role:||Leader of the Opposition|
|Dates:||25 March 2008 – 17 September 2008|
|Prime Minister:||Yousaf Raza Gillani|
|Succeeded By:||Nisar Ali Khan|
|Politcal Party:||Pakistan Muslim League (Q)|
His father Chaudhry Manzoor Elahi is the brother of Late Ch. Zahoor Elahi.He was assassinated in a terrorist attack on 25th September, 1981.Ch. Pervez Elahi is the first cousin of Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, President Pakistan Muslim League Q. His elder son Moonis Elahi is a well known young political leader of Pakistan.
Chaudhry Pervez Elahi graduated from the Forman Christian College, Lahore in 1967, and obtained diploma in Industrial Management from London. After completion his education, he joined the family business in textiles. Now the family owns textiles, sugar and flour mills. He came into active politics in 1983.
He was elected as Chairman District Council, Gujrat for the four (4) years. In 1985 he got elected unopposed as Member of Provincial assembly of Punjab. Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi became Minister for Local Government and Rural Development for a period of eight years. In 1993 he was elected Deputy Opposition Leader in Punjab assembly and also acted as Leader of the Opposition. He was elected unopposed Speaker of Provincial assembly of Punjab in 1997. He is the elected President of Pakistan Muslim League, Punjab. In the general election 2002, he was elected Member of the Punjab assembly for the 6th consecutive term. He served the Punjab province as Chief Minister from October 2002 to October 2007. He elected for National and Provincial assemblies in February 2008 Elections. Now He is the leader of the opposition in the National assembly of Pakistan.
Appointed the Chief Minister
In 2002, he was appointed the chief minister of Punjab. Elahi and cousin Shujaat had been part of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) until the 1999 coup, after which they, along with other dissidents, formed their own party, PML-Q. Although he had been close to the Sharif family, Elahi and his kin had often had tensions with them, going back all the way to 1985 when he had formed his own group to counter Nawaz Sharif, who was chief minister at the time.
Leader of the Opposition
In 2008, the PML-Q leader was made the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly – but he suddenly and unexpectedly quit this post later that year in September, allegedly over a possible power sharing deal with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Punjab as well as at the centre.In 2011, meanwhile, when PML-Q entered into an alliance with a needy PPP, a longstanding demand of the party was fulfilled and Elahi was awarded the post of deputy prime minister. This, however, was a ceremonial position with no extra powers.
His son Moonis Elahi also participated in the elections. After a very publicized campaign which cost the PML Q a lot in terms of finance, Moonis Elahi lost the provincial assembly seat from Lahore he was running for, however he won the provincial assembly seat from Gujrat and was elected to the Punjab assembly for the first time.
- Minister for local government and rural development
He became Minister for Local Government and Rural Development for a period of eight years. (1985-88, 1988-90 and 1990-93)
- Speaker of provincial assembly
He was elected unopposed Speaker of Provincial Assembly of Punjab in 1997.(1997-99 )
Elected as Punjab Assembly Speaker
Pervaiz Ellahi had been nominated for the speaker of Punjab Assembly by PTI chairman Imran Khan on August 2018 and he is all set to be the speaker for the second time as he was the speaker of Punjab Assembly during Pmln’s government a long time ago. He won this seat by securing 201 votes which were totally unexpected, while his opponent Muhammad Iqbal from Pmln managed to gather only 146 votes.