Awami National Party (ANP) Friday voiced strong protest in National Assembly (NA) against promulgation of Sindh Local Bodies Ordinance, staged walk out and announced to boycott sitting session.

Speaking on a point of order, Pervez Khan, ANP MNA, alleged President was mutilating the constitution by interfering in provincial affairs. ANP would not become part of any game on division of Sindh, he added.

In the darkness of night two parties promulgated ordinance on division of Sindh, he said adding that restoration of Musharraf regime system in favorite cities of Sindh and enforcement of district council system in remaining district of the province was tantamount to dividing Sindh. Where the justice stands that a part of Sindh has been placed under Musharraf regime system through division of Sindh, he questioned.

He indicated that ANP had withdrawn his minister from Sindh cabinet under protest against promulgation of this ordinance.

PPP is out to dismember Pakistan and ANP will not become part of this game, he announced.

He charged over 5 million Pakhtoons were settled in Karachi and their voice was being stifled. ANP denounces role played by President Asif Ali Zardari and his interference in provincial matters, he declared.

Federal minister Syed Khurshid Shah said no new ordinance was promulgated in Sindh with reference to local bodies system and only old system has been changed.

Government does not intend to defer general elections and they will take place on time, he announced.

MQM legislator Waseem Akhtar said stake holders of Sindh had together devised a system, therefore, no one should raise any objection to it.

Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi directed Syed Khurshid Shah to resolve the problem through consultation process with the coalition partners. NA session has been adjourned till Monday evening.