Famous celebrities have always taken part in general elections but it seems that in 2018 the number of famous media stars participating in elections has increased. Many actors & singers are contesting from different parts of Pakistan on tickets of different political parties.
Some of the most prominent media personalities who are part of the democratic process are:
1) Abrar ul Haque:
Famous singer Abrar ul Haque will contest on the ticket of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) from constituency NA-78 in Narowal where he will be facing Ahsan Iqbal of PMLN. He also contested in 2013 elections but lost the elections.
2) Jawad Ahmad:
Jawad Ahmad established his own political party Barabari Party Pakistan (BPP) this year and is contesting elections against political heavy weights such as PTI leader Imran Khan, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and PMLN President Shahbaz Sharif.
3) Sajid Hassan:
He is known because of many hit films and drama serials but now he will also be remembered as a politician. Sajid Hassan was awarded ticket by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for NA-256 in Karachi.
4) Ayub Khosa:
Ayub Khosa is another star who will be contesting elections on the tickets of PPP, he is hoping to represent the people of PS-101 in the provincial assembly of Sindh.