PESHAWAR - Former Justice Tariq Pervez Khan, who has unanimously been nominated as caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is a retired judge of the Supreme Court and his professional career is spread over 40 years, besides, he has also served as caretaker Governor of the province in the past.

Born on February 15, 1948 in Peshawar, KPK government and the Opposition on Friday nomininated Tariq Pervez as a caretaker Chief Minister, who will take oath of his office within next few hours.

He has obtained his early education to the graduate level from Peshawar.

He graduated in Law in 1971 from Faculty of Law, University of Peshawar and did his Master in Political Science in 1975 from University of Peshawar.

After completing his education, he was enrolled as advocate at the District Courts of Peshawar in 1972 and was licenced to practice at the High Court in 1975.  However, after 11 years of practice, he was enrolled as advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1983.

He was considered a competent lawyer and well-versed in different fields of law, especially criminal jurisprudence.

Later, Justice (Retd) Tariq Pervez Khan was elected as President, Young Lawyers Association in 1978, Vice President of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1980 and President of the High Court Bar Association in 1996 respectively.

During his tenure as Judge of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), he remained member of the Administration Committee of the Peshawar High Court, member of the Peshawar University Syndicate, then Chairman NWFP Bar Council’s Enrolment Committee, member of the Election Tribunal and Chairman of the Subordinate Judicial Services Tribunal.

On April 5, 2005, Tariq Pervez was elevated as Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC).

He has a deep insight on major legal issues and as follow up of his academic pursuits; he remained the visiting faculty member of the Federal Judicial Academy and delivered lectures at different workshops and seminars including Provincial judicial Conferences and earned great name.

He earned a lot of respect from the legal fraternity and civil society when he declined to take oath under the Provisional Constitution Order after former President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency on Nov 3, 2007. He was Chief Justice of the PHC at that time.

On September 5, 2008, Tariq Pervez was finally restored alongwith several other judges of superior courts. And, was elevated to the Supreme Court in October 20, 2009 and retired from that post on February 14 this year. His professional career is spread over on 40 years. Moreover, he has also served as caretaker Governor in the past.