Pak official’s visit

KATHMANDU: Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir is arriving Nepal on Saturday to hold bilateral consultations with his Nepali counterpart Gyan Chandra Acharya. According to a press statement issued by Pakistani embassy here on Friday, the two foreign secretaries will review political and economic relations and explore ways and means to further strengthen the existing close and cooperative ties between the two countries. Regional and international issues of mutual interests, including cooperation at SAARC, would also figure on their discussion. During his two-day visit, Bashir is also scheduled to call on the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister during his stay in Kathmandu. — HNS

EC officials meet PM

KATHMANDU: A group of Election Commission officials met Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal at his office today and apprised him of the plan to introduce photo-attached voters’’ identity cards. The officials urged the PM to include the commission’’s plan in the budget for the coming fiscal with priority, while the PM expressed his commitment to gather resources for the EC plan, the commission said. Finance minister Surendra Pande and NPC vice-chairman Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada were also present in the meeting. — RSS

Protest threat

KATHMANDU: The Communist Party of Nepal-Unified has publicised protest programmes on Friday.The CPN-U sources said that the party would stage sit-in in front of Singha Durbar for one hour everyday to protest the President’s “unconstitutional move,” price hike, black market, violence and border encroachment among other things. Similarly, the party sources said that it would hold interactions and distribute pamphlets for a month and demanded land for landless and freed Kamiyas and implementation of revolutionary land reforms. — RSS

KUKL water supply

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has come up with a plan to supply additional 63 MLD (Million Liters per Day) water in the Kathmandu Valley by the next two and half years. The strategy paper has been forwarded to the Ministry of Physical Planning and Construction for approval, said Chandra Lal Nakarmi, engineer and manager, KUKL. — HNS

Vaccination drive

KATHMANDU: Many children have been benefited form the immunization campaign operated by the government targeting the children of below one year of age. According to the Department of Health, the vaccination drive is organised regularly. Vaccines of BCG, DPT and measles have been rendering to children every year. Similarly, polio immunization campaign has been organising under three phases every year targeting children of below five years. — RSS