Shah Rukh Khan’s Cousin Noor Jehan intends To Contest Pakistan Elections: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has been trolled on Twitter by his countrymen after reports emerged that his cousin Noor Jehan across the border intends to run for parliament seat in the upcoming general elections in Pakistan scheduled to held on July 25.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Cousin Noor Jehan intends To Contest Pakistan Elections
Noor Jehan, who collected her nomination forms from the Election Commission on Thursday, will be a candidate from PK-77 seat in Peshawar, the 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.”
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. She has earlier served as a councillor.
It is pertinent to know that the Khudai Khidmatgar movement was launched in 1929 and had advocated the use of civilian resistance against British rule and denounce violence. Thousands of people had participated in the massive agitation.
Pakistan’s Awami National Party (ANP) had also approached Ms Jehan with a ticket and wanted her to contest from a seat reserved for women.