KARACHI - Awami National Party (ANP) has decided to observe black day tomorrow (Sunday) by boycotting by-election of PS-94 scheduled to be held on October 17. ANP President Sindh, Shahi Syed, announced this after chairing a meeting of the partys think tank held here at Mardan House on Saturday. The party has decided to boycott tomorrows by-polls in Karachi in protest of governments non-cooperation in regard to putting in place strict security arrangements on the occasion of election, he said. He said the government is not ready to hold by-election under the supervision of Army, alleging that the government intends to provide cover to 'Thappa (stamp) mafia. Therefore, ANP will observe black day tomorrow and boycott the by-polls, he added. It is pertinent to mention here that ANP had demanded deployment of army personnel for ensuring transparency in the by-polls, which was not met by the provincial government. He asked party workers and supporters to be at home and do not participate in the election process. He added that the ANP always rejects the politics of violence and asking people to remain in house to avoid violence. It is worth mentioning here that the seat has been won by the MQM since the elections of 1994 and MQM have a strong hold in the locality. Following the decision taken by the ANP ahead of the boycott of the election chances of clashes between the rival ethnic population are being increased because of the geography of the constituency where majority of Urdu speaking people reside in the middle of the surroundings of Pukhtoon dominated areas.