A cousin of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will contest the 25th July general election in Pakistan from a constituency in Peshawar.
 
Noor Jehan will be running for a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat as an independent candidate. Jehan and her family reside in Shah Wali Qataal area, adjacent to the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazaar. Being Khans’s paternal cousin, Jehan visited the Bollywood superstar twice and the family maintains a close contact with their relatives across the border, reports DNA India.
 
“We have a political legacy attached to the family,” her brother said, adding that his sister has previously served as a councillor. Jehan expects people to support her as they support her cousin. According to the report, she wants to work for women empowerment.
 
The Awami National Party (ANP) had also considered Jehan for a reserved seat for women, but unfortunately she couldn’t make it to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, the report said.
 
Khan wishes he could take his kids to the place where his father had come from. Earlier during an interview for  ‘Zero,’ he had said, “My family is from Peshawar and few of them still live there. I would love to come to Peshawar and bring my children over because my father took me when I was 15. Then he passed away. I still have some of the greatest memories of the time I spent with my father in Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore. I just wish that I could take my children there someday. The one thing that I learnt from there is that people there are very warm. They know how to greet their guest. I have learnt the art of loving and welcoming people from them.”
 
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