Raja Nadir Pervez

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Raja Nadir Pervez
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Raja Nadir Pervez in 2008
MNA for NA-85 Faisalabad-XI
In office
Preceded byConstituency Re-Established
Succeeded byMuhammad Akram Ansari
MNA for NA-62 Faisalabad-VI
In office
February 15, 1997 – October 12, 1999
Preceded byDildar Ahmed Cheema
Succeeded byConstituency Re-Established
In office
November 3, 1990 – July 18, 1993
Preceded byGhulam Mustafa Bajwa
Succeeded byDildar Ahmed Cheema
MNA for NA-37 Rawalpindi—VI
In office
October 15, 1993 – November 5, 1996
Preceded byRaja Zaheer Khan
Succeeded byKhurshid Zaman
MNA for NA-69 Faisalabad-IV
In office
March 20, 1985 – May 29, 1988
Preceded byMian Zahid Sarfraz
Succeeded byFaisal Saleh Hayat
Minister of Communications
In office
August 6, 1998 – October 12, 1999
Preceded byMuhammad Azam Khan Hoti
Succeeded byLt. Gen. Iftikhar Hussain Shah
Minister of Water and Power
In office
Minister of Interior
In office
July 28, 1987 – May 29, 1988
Preceded byWasim Sajjad
Succeeded byMalik Naseem Ahmad
Personal details
Raja Nadir Pervez Khan

(1940-11-11) November 11, 1940 (age 82)
Lyallpur, Punjab British India
(Now Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan)
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf flag (25-32 ratio).svg Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (2013–present)
Flag of Muslim League.svg Pakistan Muslim League (N) (1993–2013)
Flag of IJI.svg Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (1988–1993)
Alma materPakistan Military Academy, Kakul
AwardsPAK Sitara-i-Juraat ribbon.svg Sitara-e-Jurat
Military service
AllegiancePakistan Pakistan
Branch/serviceFlag of the Pakistani Army.svg Pakistan Army
Years of service1963–1974
RankOF-4 Pakistan Army.svg Lieutenant-Colonel (Stripped from Rank)
UnitPunjab Regiment
Battles/warsIndo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

Major Raja Nadir Pervez Khan (born November 11, 1940) is a Pakistani politician, ex-MP of the Parliament, and former Pakistan Army officer. A former member of the Pakistan Army's 6 Punjab Regiment, Parvez was a minister in the Nawaz Sharif government during his second tenure. He is the brother-in-law of the former Corps Commander of Quetta Lieutenant-General Tariq Pervez. In a 1999 conversation (with Taimur Khan),[citation needed] he was described by General Tikka Khan, the Pakistani commander in the Rann of Kutch battles in the spring of 1965, as a "brave and courageous soldier." General Tikka Khan recalled how Nadir Pervez captured an Indian patrol while on a reconnaissance mission during the clashes.

Military career[edit]

He graduated from the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul in 1963 and served in Army until 1974. He had served in the army and fought against India in both Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 and the 1971 Indo-Pak Winter War. Major Parvez had posted to East Pakistan and was the Company Commander of the 6 Punjab Regiment troops which had boarded PNS Rajshah, a Pakistan Navy vessel. However, his team had gotten off the vessel and took the position in a designated areas. Major Pervez was inducted in Pakistan Marines Battalion as a weapon specialist. During the conflict, the Maj Raja Nadir Pervez was informed of the attack on PNS Rajshahi, immediately directed an MI-8 helicopter in the vicinity to evacuate the wounded Commanding Officer of Rajshahi and the same was done soon thereafter.[citation needed]

Nadir was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat for his service in the 1965 war. His efforts in the 1971 war, which included leading an escape from the Indian prison in Fateh Garh (Camp Number 45) along with four other officers, gained him a second Sitara-e-Jurat and promotion to the rank of lieutenant-colonel.[citation needed] In 1974, he was court martialed by the Judge Advocate General Branch of the Pakistan Army "on false charges" and was sentenced to death, but was later acquitted "Honourably".[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

Raja Nadir Pervez along with Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir

He joined[1] the Pakistan Muslim League. He has since been elected Member of National Assembly (MNA) for the terms of 1985–1988, 1990–1993, 1993–1997, 1997–1999 and 2002-2007. He has also served as Federal Minister for Interior during 1987–1988; Minister of State for Water and Power during 1991–1993 and Federal Minister for the Communications during 1997–1999. He left PML-N on April 2, 2013 on the grounds of grievances over the allotment of party tickets in Faisalabad.[2] Almost a month later, on May 5, he joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in a public gathering [jalsa] in Faisalabad.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Raja Nadir Pervez Profile". Pakistan Herald.
  2. ^ "Nadir Pervez quits PML-N over ticket denial". The Nation.
  3. ^ Rashid, Haroon. "کیا وہ وقت قریب آ پہنچا؟". Daily Dunia.
  4. ^ "Raja Nadir Pervez Joins PTI". Siasat PK. Retrieved May 5, 2013.