Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, a British-Pakistani singer whose songs went viral on social media, chose to run for office as an independent candidate in the general election.
Chahat turned in his paperwork to run for a place in the National Assembly (NA).
To the surprise of his fans, Chahat, whose real name is Kashif Rana, put in papers as an independent candidate from Lahore’s NA-128 vote.
His unique videos as “Chahat Fateh Ali Khan” made him a music star on the internet, drawing in millions of viewers.
This year, he also sang the anthems for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 8 and the ICC World Cup 2023 in his own way.
He used to play first-class cricket in Pakistan.
He played for Lahore in the 1983–84 Quaid-e-Azam award season. He played in two first-class games and scored 16 runs over three innings.
In the future, he also went to the UK to try to make things better. He played cricket with the club there for 12 years as well.
The voting day for the general election is February 8, 2019, and the last day to send in nomination papers was December 24, 2019 (Sunday). In the next step, the Election Commission of Pakistan will start to look over the papers.