Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
|Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi|
|Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan|
25 June 2012 – 16 March 2013
|Prime Minister||Pervez Ashraf|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Leader of the Opposition|
25 March 2008 – 17 September 2008
|Prime Minister||Yousaf Raza Gillani|
|Succeeded by||Nisar Ali Khan|
|Chief Minister of Punjab|
29 November 2002 – 18 November 2007
|Prime Minister||Shaukat Aziz|
|Preceded by||Shahbaz Sharif|
|Succeeded by||Ejaz Nisar (Acting)|
1 November 1945 |
Gujrat, Punjab Province, Pakistan
|Political party||Pakistan Muslim League (Q)|
|Relatives||Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
|Alma mater||Forman Christian College University|
Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi (Urdu: چودھری پرویز الہی; born 1 November 1945) is a Pakistani politician who is currently a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since 2008 and is provincial president of Pakistan Muslim League (Q).
Being noted of being the first and only Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan, appointed in 2013. After a successful campaign in the 2002 general elections, he became the Chief Minister of Punjab Province and tenured until 2007. Contesting well in the general elections in 2008, he served as the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan for short time. He secured his victory in general elections in 2013.
Early life and education
Elahi received his early education from Forman Christian College, Lahore in 1967 and later attended Watford College of Technology, London from where he received Diploma in Industrial Management.
He is married and has two sons.
He was re-elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab for the second time in Pakistani general election, 1988.
He was re-elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab for the third time in Pakistani general election, 1990.
He was re-elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab for the fourth time in Pakistani general election, 1993 and served as acting leader of the opposition in Provincial Assembly of Punjab from 1993 to 1996 in the absence of Shahbaz Sharif who had gone to the United Kingdom for medical treatment.
Several cases were registered against Elahi during Bhutto government 1993-1996 and he was sent to the Adiala Jail where he spent several months.
It was reported that Nawaz Sharif had promised Elahi that if PML-N win Pakistani general election, 1997, Elahi would be made the chief minister of Punjab. However, when the PML-N won the 1997 general elections. Nawaz Sharif appointed his brother Shahbaz Sharif as the Chief Minister of Punjab. To avoid the impression that Elahi was unhappy with this decision of Nawaz Sharif. he supported the Shahbaz Sharif for the position of Chief Ministership however decided not to join the provincial cabinet of Shahbaz Sharif.
He was re-elected as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab for the fifth time in 1997 general election and was elected as the speaker of Provincial Assembly of Punjab in 1997 where he remained until 1999.
Following the 1999 coup he was detained by the National Accountability Bureau on corruption charges. Charges were dropped following an agreement they made to defect from the Pakistan Muslim League (N) with whom he have been part of till the ouster of PML-N government and assist President Musharraf in building PML-Q.
Following the elections, Elahi was appointed as the chief minister of Punjab for the first time where he served from October 2002 until the dissolution of the provincial government in October 2007.
In Pakistani general election, 2008, Elahi was elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time and as the member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab for the seventh time.
PML-Q nominated Elahi as its candidate for the post of prime ministers of Pakistan following the 2008 general elections.
In 2011, the ceremonial post of deputy prime minister of Pakistan was created to appoint Elahi as the first deputy prime minister of Pakistanhaving no powers even in the absence of the prime minister of Pakistan.
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- "Pervaiz resigns as Leader of Opposition in NA -DAWN - Top Stories; September 15, 2008". Daily Times. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
- "PML-Q gets all that it wanted; deputy PM, 15 ministers". DAWN.COM. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
- "•Zardari 'accepts all demands' •Pervez Elahi to be Deputy PM: PPP and Q agree to seal deal". DAWN.COM. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
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|Chief Minister of Punjab
|Leader of the Opposition
Nisar Ali Khan
|New office||Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan