A cousin of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be contesting the upcoming general elections from a Peshawar constituency. 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.” Jehan and 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.