He made statements in support of Blasphemy laws during his rallies to gain support from far right and Sheikh Rasheed visit Barelvi mosques that lean towards extremists to get their votes for PTI. This is not a secret.
Most PK support the blasphemy law, it also exists in countries like the UK. What needs to be looked at is it’s application especially when it concerns poor minorities and it’s use to settle personal scores. As far Sh Rashid is concerned then I would say it’s wrong to meet extremist of any sect but I don’t think this was an election issue bar for the people that voted for Rizvi.