ISLAMABAD     -    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to deploy Pakistan Army, Rangers or Frontier Corps outside the sensitive polling stations to avoid untoward situations during by-elections. The by-elections are scheduled to be held on October 16 in 12 constituencies including nine of National Assembly (NA) and three of Provincial Assemblies (PA), which were earlier postponed due to devastating floods in the country. The decision to request the ministry of defence and ministry of interior for ensuring deployment of Pakistan Army, Rangers or Frontier Corps outside the sensitive polling stations was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja. The constituencies include NA-157, Multan IV, NA-22, Mardan III, NA-24, Charsadda II, NA- 31, Peshawar V, NA-45, Kurram I, NA-108, Faisalabad VIII, NA-118, Nankana Sahib II, NA-237, Malir II, NA-239, Korangi, Karachi, PP-139, Sheikhupura, PP- 241 Bahawalnagar V, and PP-209, Khanewal VII. It was discussed in the meeting that the political atmosphere is charged so the deployment of static contingents of the Pak Army and Rangers would help maintain law and order during the polling process.