Shah Rukh Khan’s Cousin to Contest General Elections in Pakistan

Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin Noor Jehan will contest the upcoming general elections on 25 July.

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SRK with his cousin Noor Jehan.

Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin Noor Jehan will contest the upcoming general elections on 25 July from Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, reported ANI.

Noor Jehan, who collected her nomination forms from the Election Commission on Thursday, will be a candidate from PK-77 seat in Peshawar, Express Tribune reported.

"My aim is to work for women empowerment," she was quoted as saying. "I would like to focus on the problems in my constituency." She has earlier served as a councillor.

As Shah Rukh's paternal cousin, the paper said, Noor Jehan visited the Bollywood star twice and the family maintains close contact with relatives in India.

Jehan's brother Mansoor, who is leading her election campaign, told the Express Tribune that their family had been a part of the Khudai Khidmatgar Movement's struggle initiated by Bacha Khan. “We have a political legacy attached to the family,” he further said.

SRK and Noor Jehan. 
SRK and Noor Jehan. 
(Photo courtesy: Twitter/Express Tribune)

Noor Jehan was earlier set to contest as a woman candidate for Awami National Party (ANP). But she reportedly failed to make and decided to contest the elections as an independent candidate.

(With inputs from ANI, Express Tribune)

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