Peshawar: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin will be contesting the upcoming general elections from a Peshawar constituency in Pakistan, the Express Tribune reported on Thursday. As per the report, Noor Jehan has collected her nomination papers from the Election Commission and will be contesting from PK-77 constituency.
Jehan said her main objective will be to focus on the problems that exist in her constituency. She was quoted by the Express Tribune as saying: “I want to work for women’s empowerment.” She further added, “I’d like to focus on the problems in my constituency.”
Noor Jehan, who is the parental cousin of Shah Rukh Khan, has visited the Bollywood icon twice and her family has always been in constant touch with their relatives across the border.
Mansoor, who is leading the election campaign for her sister, said that their family had been a part of the Khudai Khidmatgar movement of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as Bacha Khan.
Mansoor, speaking with the Express Tribune, said, “We have a political legacy attached to the family.” He added that his sister had earlier served as a councillor.
The report also said that Jehan was considered by the Awami National Party (ANP) for the reserved seat for women, however, she failed to make it to the K-P Assembly. Mansoor had then decided that Jehan would contest the elections as independents.