KARACHI Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh Tuesday announced to boycott the upcoming session of Sindh Assembly to be held on September 24 to record their protest against the decision to postpone the by-election in PS-94, a provincial assembly seat vacated because of the assassination of MQM MPA Raza Haider. Addressing a news conference at Mardan House, ANP Sindh President Shahi Syed said his party had stopped Ameer Nawab, a provincial minister from ANP, from performing his responsibilities to protest the Sindh governments decision. Ameer Nawab would not perform his official duties until a transparent election is held in the constituency, he added. He said the negligence on the part of Sindh govt and its biased decisions had forced the ANP to resort to protest. Shahi asked the government why did it want to organise the election drama, if it desired to hand over the vacant seat to the 'Thappa mafia, an obvious reference to the MQM? He termed the move as a 'dictatorial decision, asserting the government had opted to delay the polls without taking them into confidence. Shahi also expressed his mistrust in the by-poll process, now scheduled for October 17, and said free and fair election would not be possible without the deployment of Army in the constituency. It may be noted that the by-election has been deferred for over three weeks and polling would now be held on October 17, which was earlier scheduled for September 22.