Senior leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) welcomed (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and his wife as they arrived at Azizabad.
MQM leaders Farooq Sattar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Kunwar Naveed Jamil, and other party leaders and workers were present to greet the PTI convoy.
Speaking to reporters, MQM leader Farooq Sattar said that Imran Khan was visiting Azizabad after a long time, and that the MQM welcomes the PTI leader.
"We are thankful to Imran Khan for coming to the 'martyrs memorial' and paying his respects. I hope this mutual feeling of tolerance will continue as it will strengthen democracy," he said.
He said that MQM chief Altaf Hussain's statement had helped cool tensions between both parties, which have both fielded candidates to compete in the NA-246 by-poll.
"The electoral process gives us an opportunity to strengthen democracy. This is a victory for democracy," he said.
Sattar stressed that the two parties should not allow extremists to benefit from political rivalry.