Justice Minister Kharel vows to institutionalise citizens' rights

Kharel pledges to work in order to facilitate coordination with the govt in decision making

Kathmandu, October 12

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Prasad Kharel today vowed to institutionalise the citizens' rights guaranteed by the constitution by framing it as a new set of laws.

Assuming office today, Kharel told civil servants he would run the ministry in a professional way and prioritise highmorale among employees.

“The constitution has established federalism, democracy and republic, and to stabilise these will be the need of the present time,” Kharel said, adding, “The ministry will have an important role to play in working to institutionalise the grave responsibility.”

Insisting that the Constituent Assembly gained great success in drafting the constitution, Kharel reaffirmed his commitment to address all the subjects by framing the achievements of federalism, the tentative draft of the provinces and democracy’s fundamental norms and values upheld by the constitution in the form of laws.

Kharel said his ministry deputed with overlooking the affairs of law, justice and parliament, which is connected to the judiciary, would work to facilitate coordination with the government.

“I will not allow employees at the Justice Ministry to be subjected to injustice, you all should be assured of this,” the minister told civil servants.

Kharel, who is also the chief whip of CPN-UML parliamentary party, said his party played a significant role in writing the new constitution. Kharel is a senior advocate.