Mr. Pervez Khattak was sworn in as Federal Minister for Defence on 20th August, 2018. Hailing from the famous Khattak tribe of District Nowshera, Mr. Pervez Khattak was born in 1950. He got his early education from the historic Aitcheson College, Lahore. After doing his senior Cambridge and Intermediate from there, he did his Graduation from Gordon College, Rawalpindi.
He started his political career in early 80s. He has served as provincial Minister thrice holding the portfolios of Industries, Labour and Irrigation in 1988, 1993 and 2010 respectively. From 2001 to 2005, he has also served as District Nazim in Nowshera District. After general election held in 2013, he was sworn as Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.
As Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, he faced serious issues like terrorism, extremism, economic downfall, social upheaval, and so on so forth but under his leadership, the province embarked upon many ambitious plans that include institutional development, elimination of corruption, energy production, reforming all sector of the Government with special focus on Health, Education, Local Government and Law and order. A number of reforms have been introduced in Police, Education, Health, Local Government and Civil Works Departments.
During his tenure as Chief Minister, he remained committed to establish good governance in the province through promotion of transparency, accountability, devolution of power, improving service delivery, entrenching rule of law, empowering citizens with special focus on women empowerment, strengthening of institutions etc.