HLPC suggests govt to look for alternatives for import as fuel crisis worsens

KATHMANDU: The High Level Political Committee has suggested the government to immediately take an initiative to ease the supply of petroleum products and look for the alternatives for importing as the fuel crisis worsens in the country.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa briefed the Committee, which comprises of the top leaders of ruling coalition, about his meetings with the top Indian Indian officials including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The HLPC's meeting was held at the Prime Minister's official residence on Tuesday.

In the meeting, the participants suggested the government to take up concrete measures for fuel import such that they could be felt by the people, according to UCPN-Maoist leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha.

Also, today's meeting told the government to hold talks with the agitating Madhesi parties.

The HLPC, headed by UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to guide the coalition government, formed a four-member panel to prepare common policy and programme of the government.


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