Here’s why Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin Noor Jehan pulled out of elections in Pakistan


Shah Rukh Khan was incessantly trolled when it became public that his cousin Noor Jehan was contesting from PK-77 provincial seat for the coming elections. Many right-wing trolls had mocked the superstar asking if he will go to Pakistan to campaign for his cousin.

To make her relationship with Shah Rukh clear, she had said, “Whenever we talk on phone we discuss showbiz and cricketing and nothing more.”

Noor Jehan too was trolled by the religious zealots in her own country, where her loyalty to Pakistan was questioned because of her relationship with the Indian superstar.

Noor Jehan has now withdrawn her nominations in favour of ANP candidate Umar Mohmand. Jehan said that her decision to pull out of the race was primarily because her parents and elders had remained associated with the nationalist party, reported News International Pakistan.

Jehan, Shah Rukh’s paternal cousin, had decided to throw her hat in the ring after the ANP had denied her the ticket.

The election commission of the province had accepted her nomination papers to contest the elections for the provincial legislature on a general seat from Peshawar city. She had said that 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.

Noor Jahan has served as a councillor and has been active in politics since the past few years.