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.
Chaudhry Pervaiz 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.