DPM Pokhrel assumes office

KATHMANDU: Newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokhrel has assumed office today. 

The Deputy Prime Minister who also holds the portfolio of defense ministry was appointed to the post of deputy prime minister in course of the fourth cabinet expansion by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

He took oath of office and secrecy as the deputy prime minister before President Bidya Devi Bhandari Friday.