Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi

Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi

Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi

Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi is a Pakistan-based political figure who is serving as speaker of the Punjab Provincial Assembly since Aug 2018. In 2013 he served as 1st and only Deputy-PM of Pakistan. In 2002 he held the office of CM of Punjab and served at this post until 2007.

He served as opposition leader in Pakistan National Assembly in 2008 and remained a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2008 to May 2018. The article has all the information about him, including Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Biography.

Name:Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
In Urdu :چوہدری پرویز الہی
Famous As:Politician
Education:Forman Christian College University
Date:1st November 1945
Place:Gujrat, Punjab Province, Pakistan
Children:Monis Elahi
Relatives:Chaudhry family
Political Party:Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Member of the National Assembly
Constituency:NA-105 (Gujrat-II)
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
President:Pervez Musharraf
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
President:Asif Zardari
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
President:Asif Zardari
Prime Minister:Yousaf Raza Gillani
Preceded By:Fazal-ur-Rehman
Succeeded By:Nisar Ali Khan
Political Party:Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Biography


Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Biography

Pervaiz Elahi is an experienced and renowned politician who hails from a politically strong and industrialist Gujrati family who remained linked with power corridors and alliance with even their past rivals such as PTI and PPP. He played a significant role in leading the opposition in 1993 in Punjab Assembly, though Shehbaz was the opposition leader.

In 1996 it was Elahi who remained extremely active in leading Tehreek-e-Nijat against the government of PPP. He was most likely CM of Punjab in 1997 after the grand success of PML-N, but Shahbaz dominated him and got nominated as speaker of Punjab Assembly by his party leader Nawaz.

In 1985 he got elected as MPA and consecutively won from Gujrat, his hometown, in 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997 & 2002 general elections.

Pervaiz Date of Birth

He opened his eyes on 1st Nov 1945 in Gujrat, Punjab, British India.

Education of Pervaiz

He attended FC (Forman Christian) College in Lahore in 1967. Later he got enrolled at ‘Watford College of Technology’ and completed a Diploma in Industrial Management.

Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Family

He belongs to a renowned Jutt family, the Warraich clan in Punjab. His father, Manzoor Elahi, is a successful industrialist. Former PM of Pakistan Chaudhary Shuja’at Hussain is his cousin. Pervaiz is married and is a father to two sons.

His son Mounas Elahi is also a political figure who is a member of the Pakistan National Assembly since Oct 2018. He previously served as a member of the Punjab Provincial Assembly from 2008 to May 2018.

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Initial Career

He started his political career in 1983 after being elected as chairperson of Gujrat’s district council for four years. From 1985 to 1993, he held a Provincial Minister post for Local Government & Rural Development for eight years.

Elected to Provincial Assembly

In 1985, he got elected as a member of the Punjab Provincial Assembly for 1st time. In 1988, he was elected for the 2nd time to Punjab Provincial Assembly. Later, in the general election in 1990, he was elected to Punjab Provincial Assembly for the 3rd time.

In the general election 1993, he got elected to Provincial Assembly for the 4th time; he served as acting opposition leader in Provincial Assembly from 1993-1996 in Shahbaz Shareef’s absence. He was getting medical treatment in the United Kingdom.


During Bhutto’s government from 1993 to 1996, many cases were filed against him, and he was imprisoned in Adiala Jail.

Reportedly, PML-N leader Nawaz promised him that if his party won the general election in 1997, he would appoint him CM Punjab. Still, after winning elections, Nawaz Sharif appointed his younger brother Shehbaz Shareef as CM Punjab. He supported Nawaz’s decision to hide his dissatisfaction but didn’t join Shareef’s cabinet.

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Designated as Speaker

He was again elected to Punjab Provincial Assembly for 5th time in the general election 1997 and got elected as speaker of Punjab Provincial Assembly in 1997 and served at this post until 2001.

Detention by NAB

After the military took control of the country in 1999, NAB (National Accountability Bureau) detained him on corruption charges. All charges against him were dropped when he signed an agreement to separate himself from PML-N and help President Pervaiz establish PML-Q. He and his cousin left PML-N and formed their party PML-Q.

Designated as CM Punjab

In the general election 2002, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was again elected to Punjab Provincial Assembly for the 6th time. After elections, he was designated as CM Punjab for the 1st time and served at this post from Oct 2002 to Oct 2007 until the provincial government was dissolved.

As an MNA

In the general election 2008, he got elected as a Pakistan National Assembly member for 1st time and as a provincial assembly member for the 7th time.

Designated Opposition Leader

Following the 2008 general elections, PML-Q nominated him as a candidate for the PM’s seat of Pakistan. He was made opposition leader in 2008 in Pakistan National Assembly; however, he left this position later that year. He was designated Federal Minister for Defense Production & Industries in the Yousaf Raza cabinet.

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Appointed 1st Deputy-PM

The ceremonial position of Pakistan’s deputy-PM was created in 2011 to designate Pervaiz as 1st deputy-PM of Pakistan with no powers and authority, even in the absence of PM of Pakistan.

2013 and 2018 General Elections

In the general election 2013, he stood for Pakistan National Assembly from Gujrat Constituency NA-105 and defeated PML-N and PPP candidates. He was again elected to Pakistan National Assembly on the ticket of PML-Q from NA-65 and NA-69 Constituency in the general election 2018.

In that same election, he was again elected to Punjab Provincial Assembly as a PML-Q candidate from PP-30 Constituency.

Elected as Speaker Punjab Assembly

After being successful in an election, he left his National Assembly seats and preferred the provincial assembly seat. PML-Q and PTI jointly named him as their candidate for the post of Speaker of Punjab Provincial Assembly. On 16th Aug 2018, he was again elected as Speaker of Punjab Provincial Assembly.

He secured two-hundred and one vote against Muhammad Iqbal, who received one-hundred and forty-seven votes. On 19th Aug 2018, he was designated as Governor Punjab after the resignation of Malik Rafique Rajwana.

Founded CPEIC

He founded MIC (Multan Institute of Cardiology) in 2006 during his tenure as CM Punjab. Later its name was changed to CPEIC (Chaudhary Pervaiz Institute of Cardiology).

Social Media Handles

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