Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s Paternal cousin Noor Jehan will contest the upcoming general elections from a Peshawar constituency as independent candidate in Pakistan.
- Noor jehan is cousin sister of Shah Rukh khan.
- Jehan has visited Shah Rukh Khan and his family twice.
- Shah Rukh had even revealed his desires to take his children to Peshawar.
Jehan’s brother Mansoor is leading her election campaign.
Noor Jehan, who has collected her nomination forms from the Election Commission, will be running for a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat from PK-77 constituency.
“I want to work for women’s empowerment,” Jehan said. “I’d like to focus on the problems in my constituency.”
“I hope people support me in the same way they support Shah Rukh Khan,” she added.
Jehan with her family reside in Shah Wali Qataal area, adjacent to the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazaar. Being Shah Rukh’s paternal cousin, Jehan visited the Bollywood superstar twice and the family maintains a close contact with their relatives across the border, the report said.
We have a political legacy attached to the family, her brother said, adding that his sister has previously served as a councillor.
The Awami National Party (ANP) had also considered Jehan for a reserved seat for women, but unfortunately she couldn’t make it to the K-P Assembly. “We have decided to contest these elections as independents,” Mansoor added.
“My family is from Peshawar and few of them still live there. I would love to come to Peshawar and bring my children over because my father took me when I was 15. Then he passed away. I still have some of the greatest memories of the time I spent with my father in Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore. I just wish that I could take my children there someday. The one thing that I learnt from there is that people there are very warm. They know how to greet their guest. I have learnt the art of loving and welcoming people from them.” Shah Rukh said.
The Awami National Party (ANP) had also considered Jehan for a reserved seat for women, but unfortunately she couldn’t make it to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, the report said as per Deccan Chronicle.