KATHMANDU: The Parliamentary Special Committee formed to monitor the enforcement of the five-point deal reached among the parties before the extension of the Constituent Assembly (CA) for the second time has concluded that the peace process and constitution writing were not taken forward as per the agreement.
A meeting of the Committee on Thursday took place at CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nemabang's office at Singha Durbar concluded that works related to peace and constitution writing, the main agenda of the country at present, were not taken ahead in line with the May-28 package deal.
According to Committee Chairman Prem Bahadur Singh, the meeting convened just for some time as all members on the Committee were not present.
The Committee shall meet again after some days, it is learnt.
Though, Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal was summoned to the meeting, he could not attend it due to his bad health.
Chief Secretary Madhav Ghimire, Nepali Congress leader Bimalendra Nidhi, CPN (UML) leader Bhim Acharya, UCPN (Maoist) leader Giriraj Mani Pokharel and coordinator of the army integration special committee secretariat, Balananda Poudel were among others attending the meeting.
Talking to media persons after the meeting, Nidhi said special committee secretariat coordinator Sharma was asked about the progress made so far in the peace process and constitution drafting process.
In response, Sharma informed the meeting attendants that People's Liberation Army deployed for the security of some UCPN-Maoist senior leaders and arms in their possession are yet to be returned to the respective places.