The Awami National Party (ANP) has decided to boycott the elections for PS-94 Orangi Town, Karachi. According to the sources, the reason given by the ANP is that their demand for deployment of military personnel was not met. ANPs Sindh President, Shahi Syed had said earlier that a debacle similar to that of May 12, 2008 might occur if rangers are not deployed at all polling stations ahead of the 17th October by-polls in Karachi.