In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 photo, a masked supporter of a pro-Taliban religious group Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (JUI-F), stands guard at an election campaign rally of Maulana Shujaul Mulk

 

              In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 photo, a masked supporter of a pro-Taliban religious group Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (JUI-F), stands guard at an election campaign rally of Maulana Shujaul Mulk
In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 photo, a masked supporter of a pro-Taliban religious group Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (JUI-F), stands guard at an election campaign rally of Maulana Shujaul Mulk, not pictured, in Mardan, Pakistan. Mulk is among several Pakistani Islamists and sectarian groups contesting for the country's upcoming parliamentary elections, which are divided and scattered though, they are still in a position to secure enough strength to play Pakistani establishment bid to “hound” the next frail government in influencing its decisions about the U.S. forces withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)