Call for consensus

KATHMANDU: Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly (CA), Subas Chandra Nembang, said here on Friday that delay in the formulation of CA Regulation had delayed the process of framing a new constitution. Speaking at a discussion organised by the Nepal Press Union (NPU) on “Challenges of constitution making”, Nembang said the formulation of CA Regulation has been delayed due to differences among parties. The CA chairperson said constitution-making process would be a cakewalk if the parties shunned their differences. He said the Constituent Assembly Secretariat was working to expedite the constitution-making process systematically. Vice-president of the Nepali Congress (NC), Ram Chandra Poudel, said Nepali people would not stand dictatorship under any pretext. CPN-UML Standing Committee Member, KP Sharma Oli, said Peoples’ Liberation Army fighters, who have been living in cantonments, cannot be integrated into the national army. — RSS

NBA appointment

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has appointed senior advocate Shyam Kharel as coordinator of court verdict, investigation and study mechanism. The umbrella

organisation of lawyers in the country appointed Kharel after senior advocate Shreehari Aryal resigned from the post. Pointing to increasing political interventions in the judiciary, Aryal had said in his resignation letter that he was not ready to look into verdicts. The Nepal Bar Association has decided to organise its national convention in Kathmandu from March 5 to 7. — HNS