Chaudhry Parvez Elahi was born in Gujrat, Pakistan on November 1st, 1945. He hails from a very prominent and influential political and business family of Pakistan. His father Chaudhry Manzoor Elahi was 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 "PRISIONER OF CONSCIENC" by Amnesty International. He was assassinated in a terrorist attack on 25th September, 1981. Ch. Parvez Elahi is the first cousin of Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, President Pakistan Muslim League and former Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Chaudhry Parvez 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 four (4) consecutive years. In 1985 he got elected unopposed as Member of Provincial Assembly of Punjab. Chaudhry Parvez 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 Election 2002 he was elected Member of the Punjab Assembly 6th consecutive time. He has been the elected Chief Minister of the Punjab and completed 5 years for the first time in the history of Pakistan. In election-2008, he elected as Member National Assembly of Pakistan and nominated as Leader of Opposition in National Assembly later. Then he resigned from the Opposition Leader seat, he is Leader of the Parliamentary Party, Pakistan Muslim League in the National Assembly and now serving the country as Senior Federal Minister of Industries and Defence Production.