Cousin of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to contest election in Pakistan

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Noor Jehan, a distant cousin of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has announced that she is contesting the upcoming general elections from a constituency in Peshawar, Pakistan.

According to an Express Tribune report, Noor Jehan has collected her nomination forms from the Election Commission, and will be running for a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat from PK-77 constituency.

“I want to work for women’s empowerment. I’d like to focus on the problems in my constituency,” Noor Jehan is quoted to have said. Shah Rukh Khan’s family came from Pakistan but he was born and brought up in India’s capital of New Delhi.

Jehan and her family reside in Shah Wali Qataal area. As Shah Rukh’s paternal cousin, Jehan visited the Bollywood superstar twice and the family maintains a close contact with their relatives across the border, said the report.

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