APF training

KATHMANDU: Basic field engineering training for the Armed Police Force concluded at APF headquarters on Friday. Issuing a statement in the capital, the APF informed that 20 persons had participated in the four-month long training programme. Distributing certificates to the trainees, APF Senior Superintendent of Police Rajendra Bahadur Singh said the training focussed on minimising the risk from explosions and save the damages from explosives. “If the trainees utilise skills gained from the training, it will be a significant achievement in the sector,” said Singh. — HNS

Electoral system

KATHMANDU: Minister for Information and Communications Shankar Pokharel said that electoral system, along with the culture and mind-set of political parties, has to be changed. Speaking at an interaction organised by the National Elections Observation Committee on “Structure of electoral system in the new constitution”, Minister Pokharel said that the electoral system should be guided by the nation’s structure of governance. He said that there should be a system to select the Prime Minister as executive head of the nation rather than the President. — RSS