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A local organization protests the governor’s suspension of the open government law, saying it “encourages abuse of public trust.” The Vigilance Committee, an organization that promotes open government, wrote to Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, questioning his decision to suspend a law that holds the government, its board of directors and its commissions accountable to the …

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero was wrong to freeze parts of the island’s open government law, according to local rights group The Vigilance Committee, which asked the governor to cite his legal authority to do so. “When you start removing laws that are there to protect the public, that’s when you step into dangerous territory,” Michelle …

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday dismissed petitions from various union council presidents and vice-presidents challenging an amendment to the local bodies law. According to the amendment, the mayor, the deputy mayor and any president or vice-president can be removed from their functions by a vote of no confidence by a simple majority. Abdul …