Minister for Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Prasad Kharel

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Agni Prasad Kharel, speaks at a press conference in Kathmandu, on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Photo: RSS
KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs said that it was about to complete preparations for formulating 138 news laws as demanded by the country's new Constitution. At a regular press meet in the Ministry on Friday, it was shared that preparations had reached the final phase for formulating the new acts including 110 on federal affairs, 22 on provincial topics and six on local affairs to meet the spirit of the new Constitution. On the occasion, Minister Kharel stressed the need of unity among the political parties to develop new laws required by the country's federal democratic Constitution as soon as possible and to enforce them as well. The Ministry had constituted a seven-member directive committee under the convenorship of Secretary Tek Prasad Dhungana to identify the required laws, prioritise, formulate and evaluate them.