Shahrukh Khan paternal cousin Noor Jahan who lives in Peshawar announced to contest in this year’s general election from Peshawar constituency.
Noor Jahan will be contesting on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly seat from constituency PK-77.
Jehan resides in Shah Wali Qataal area with her family, 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.
Jehan’s brother Mansoor, who is leading her election campaign, told The Express Tribune that their family had been a part of the Khudai Khidmatgar movement of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as Bacha Khan.
Although she belongs to Awami National Party, Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin will be participating in the polls as an independent candidate.
The seat was previously occupied by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shaukat Yousufzai. It fell vacant after the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly dissolved completing its tenure last week, late at night on May 28.