Humayun Akhtar Khan (born April 1, 1955) is a Pakistani politician. He served as the Commerce Minister from 2002-2007 and as the Investments Minister from 1997-1999. He is also the Senior Vice-President of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q). His father General Akhtar Abdur Rahman was the Chairman of the Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Akhtar was earlier the Director General of the Pakistani Inter Services Intelligence, where he played a key role in establishing the Mujahideen who later forced the Soviets out of Afghanistan in the 1980s. His brothers are some of the biggest industrialists in Pakistan and collectively own Riaz Bottlers Ltd., Tandniawala Sugar Mills, and Superior Textile Mills. Humayun is married and has three children.
After completing his secondary education at Burnhall School, Humayun attended the University of Waterloo in Canada and earned a Bachelors degree in Business Mathematics from there. He later went on to graduate from the University of Manitoba and became a Masters in Actuarial Sciences. He has been a fellow of the U.S. Society of Actuaries since 1980 and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries since 1981.
For many years, Humayun and his brothers worked in Canada and the United States. His brother Akbar had a masters degree in Business Administration, his younger brother Haroon was an Actuary , and his youngest brother Ghazi worked in a Chartered Accountancy firm in Canada. Humayun was also in Canada and worked for the Morneau Sobeca Income Fund Company as an Actuary. On August 17, 1988, their father General Akhtar Abdur Rehman passed away in a mysterious plane crash which also killed President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and the US Ambassador to Pakistan. After the tragic loss of their father, the brothers decided to return to Pakistan to start their business career and carry their fathers name via politics. Humayun chose to enter politics while his brothers would use their experience in foreign jobs to manage businesses. On their return, the brothers bought out the Lahore franchise of Pepsi Cola Ltd. They have taken it from bankruptcy to an exemplary business which has now become the stand-out Pepsi franchise in all of Pakistan.