Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Ali Kuli Khan Khattak was educated at Aitchison College Lahore and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.He holds a Masters Degree from the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz Military.
He retired from the Pakistan Army as its Chief of General Staff in 1998 and joined the Family Business which includes, Tyre manufacturing, Automobiles, Insurance, Cotton Spinning Mills, Woollen Textiles, Finance, Construction and Trading Services Companies. His other directorships and offices include
Janana De Malucho Textile Mills Ltd.
Rehman Cotton Mills Limited
Bannu Woolen Mills Ltd.
Gammon Pakistan Ltd.
Ghandhara Nissan Limited
Ghandhara Industries Limited
Ghandhara Tyre & Rubber Company Ltd.