House panel directs government to organise international Buddhist conference in May

Kathmandu, January 21

International Relations and Labor Committee of the Parliament today directed the government to carry out necessary preparations to organise International Buddhist Conference on May 21, the day Lord Gautam Buddha was born.

The meeting of the committee held here today also decided to direct the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority to probe into allegations of irregularities in the management of Lumbini Development Fund and take necessary action against those found guilty.

Similarly, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has been directed to amend the Trust’s Act in order to make it result-oriented and transparent.

The committee also directed the government to ask the international committee at United Nations to promote Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.

The parliamentary committee has also told the LDF to furnish details of income and expenditure of past five years within the next 15 days.