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This is a File photo of Aurangzeb Farooqi
This is a File photo of Aurangzeb Farooqi

The Pakistan Rah-i-Haq Party — an electoral platform for the outlawed Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) — on Tuesday claimed to have got support of the PML-N, PTI and several others and for its key leader, Aurangzeb Farooqi, who is contesting elections on NA-238.

“We are thankful for their trust and this cooperation suggests that the people have faith in our leadership and together we can make this electoral process much better, transparent and peaceful.” — Farooqi

The full list of Farooqi's backers can be found in this story's full version.

Farooqi was the subject of a recent New York Times feature story titled: Violent Extremist or Political Candidate? In Pakistan Election, You Can Be Both.