PESHAWAR - The grandson of former president Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Taimur Khan Jhagra, has announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

He also pledged to start political career after leaving his professional job with a lucrative role as partner at global consulting powerhouse in McKinsey and Company.

At the age of 40, he is a qualified and accomplished professional to enter Pakistani politics since 2012, when Asad Umer left CEO of Engro to join the PTI. As a Partner in McKinsey and Company, he has more than a decade of experience working with the governments and multinationals organization across Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia.

He is well-known in development circles in Pakistan, and within the Punjab government, where he led Shahbaz Sharif’s education reform effort focusing on the government schools.

The reform work, he led, was featured this week in the Economist as one of the most ambitious and effective education reform efforts anywhere in the world. Taimur also has the benefit of a strong political background and is the third generation of politicians from his family.

His paternal grandfather, Khan of Jhagra, Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, was one of the political giants of the province at the time of partition, and during the 1950’s and 60’s.

His maternal grandfather, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, was one of the most prominent Presidents in the history of Pakistan and his uncle, Iftikhar Khan Jhagra and father Saleem Khan Jhagra also rose to prominent positions over the years in politics and the civil service respectively.