KARACHI: The Awami National Party (ANP) on Friday announced that it would boycott all sessions of the Senate and the national and provincial assembles.
By Our Correspondent: Syed Raza Ali Shah
The party announced the boycott over the new law on local government institutions which was signed by the governor and the chief minister early Friday.
The ANP stated that it was not taken into confidence over the law.
Speaking to media representatives, ANP’s Sindh chief, Shahi Syed called the new local government law “a black law”.
He added that the ANP was not taken in the loop over the deliberations pertaining to the new law and called the MQM “a terrorist organisation”.
Syed said the new law was an injustice to the people of Sindh and that the PPP did not take the ANP into confidence before its approval.
Moreover, ANP’s Bushra Gohar stated that the party had withdrawn its minister from the Sindh government.
Gohar said the new law had been pass secretively and in order to appease a certain political group.
The new law, which had been named “People’s Metropolitan Corporation Ordinance 2012”, was signed after days of intense deliberations between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the two major parties in Sindh’s ruling coalition.