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Chaudhry Pervez Elahi


Chaudhry Pervez Elahi

Chaudhry Pervez Elahi
President PML Q, Punjab, Ex Chif Minister of Punjab
Born: 01 November 1945
Profession: Politician
Affiliation(s): PML-Q
Citizenship: Pakistani


Chaudhry Pervez Elahi born in Gujrat, Pakistan on November 1st, 1945.

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 in1983. 

Political carrier
He was elected as Chairman District Council, Gujrat for the four years in 1983.

Election 1985
In 1985 he got elected unopposed as Member of Provincial Assembly of Punjab.

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)

Election 1993
He was Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly during 1993-96, and also the Leader of the Opposition later.

Speaker of provincial assembly 

He was elected unopposed Speaker of Provincial Assembly of Punjab in 1997.(1997-99 )

President PML Q Punjab
He is the elected President of Pakistan Muslim League, Punjab. On 24 July 2006 he was elected, second time unopposed, the President of the PML for next three years.

Election 2002
In the general election 2002, he was elected Member of the Punjab Assembly for the 6th consecutive term.

Chif Minister of Punjab
He served the Punjab province  as Chief Minister from October 2002 to October 2007.
He has been praised for making great contributions to agriculture and irrigation, education, health, IT, public sector development, infrastructure, supply of gas and electricity and law and order while serving as Chief Minister of Punjab. He has also faced criticism for the appointment of cronies. For the first time in Punjab, all citizens were offered all levels of health care and medical facilities completely free of cost.Thousand of water courses were bricklined. For the first time in Lahore, traffic was controlled by traffic wardens.

Election 2008
He elected for National and Provincial Assemblies in February 2008 Elections. Now He is an opposition leader in the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Moonis Elahi
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.


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