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Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, the Viral Singer, to Run for NA-128 Seat in Lahore

In a surprising turn of events, Kashif Rana, better known as Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, the self-proclaimed singer who rose to fame on social media for his humorous videos and songs, has announced his intention to contest the upcoming general election from Lahore.

Rana, who claims to be a relative of the legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, posted a video on his Twitter account, declaring his candidacy for the National Assembly Constituency NA-128 in Lahore. He said he was in Pakistan to spread happiness and serve the people of his country. He asked for the support of the voters of NA-128 and ended the video with his signature greeting, 'Assalam-u-Alaikum’.

The announcement by Rana, who calls himself Ustad Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, has sparked a wave of reactions on social media, with many users making fun of his political ambitions and questioning his credentials. Some users also compared him to other celebrities who have joined politics, such as Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry, and Kanwal Shauzab.

Chahat Fateh Ali Khan is one of the new faces from the showbiz industry who have decided to join politics as Pakistan gears up for its delayed elections. The polls have been marred by allegations of interference by the state machinery and the former ruling party.

In a video message, Khan, standing next to an unidentified man, expressed his desire to serve the people of his country. He urged the residents of Lahore’s NA-128 to support him in the upcoming polls and concluded his message with his signature greeting, ‘Assalam-u-Alaikum’.

Khan’s announcement quickly became a hot topic on social media, sparking a flurry of hilarious memes. His decision to enter politics comes on the heels of his recent rise to fame following the viral success of his anthem for the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL8).

Khan kept his fans entertained with live Facebook sessions and regular video posts on his social media platforms. His popularity has grown to such an extent that he is now a sought-after guest at wedding functions. Some of his most popular songs include “Mast Mast Sharabi”, “Tun Tuna Tun”, and “Pehli Wari Aj Ohno”.

It is not clear which political party Chahat Fateh Ali Khan will be affiliated with or whether he will run as an independent candidate. It is also not known what his political agenda and vision are and how he plans to address the issues and challenges faced by the people of NA-128 and the country at large.

In this context, the entry of Chahat Fateh Ali Khan into the political arena has added a new dimension and a touch of humor to the otherwise serious and grim situation. It remains to be seen how he will fare against his rivals and whether he will be able to win the hearts and votes of the people of NA-128, a constituency that has been a stronghold of the PML-N for the past several years.

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