SRK cousin allowed to take part in Pak polls

Shah Rukh Khan

Peshawar: The candidature of Noor Jehan, cousin of Shah Rukh Khan, has been approved by the Election Commission of Khyber Pakthunkhwa province.

She will be contesting in the July 25 elections as an independent candidate.

Jehan, Khan's paternal cousin, is contesting the elections as an independent candidate from PK-77 constituency as she was earlier denied ticket by the Awami National Party (ANP) to which she remained associated since her birth.

She said her forefathers had an association with the ANP since partition in 1947.

The province's election commission has accepted her nomination papers to contest the elections for the provincial legislature on a general seat from Peshawar city.

Noor Jehan said she had applied for the ANP ticket both for the general seat and seats reserved for women in the KP Assembly but she was denied the party ticket. Therefore, she decided to contest the polls as an independent.

She was upset over trolling of Shah Rukh in India.

"Whenever we talk on phone we discuss showbiz and cricket. Nothing more," she added. PTI


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