NHRC inspects TIA

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission inspected the Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday.

The team led by Sudip Pathak, member of NHRC, inspected the labour departure lounge, immigration lounge and the office of the Department of Immigration (DoI).

The team also held discussions on various issues related to migrant workers with officials of DoI and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. As per a press release issued by NHRC, it found that the government was unable to implement the free visa and free ticket provision.

It also found that most migrant workers were unskilled, unaware and uneducated about the language and laws of destination countries. The team has suggested the airport officials to treat migrants in a proper manner.

NHRC has also suggested government to ensure rights of migrants and launch awareness programmes as per their contribution to the national GDP.