Nepal's Speaker of the House Kul Bahadur Gurung declares the vote results in favour of the republic at the constituent assembly in Kathmandu

Nepal's Acting Speaker of the House Kul Bahadur Gurung declares the vote results in favour of the republic at the constituent assembly in Kathmandu, on May 29, 2008. Photo: Reuters/ File
KATHMANDU: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Wednesday unanimously elected Nepali Congress lawmaker Kul Bahadur Gurung its chairperson. Gurung was the single candidate filing nomination to lead the 15-member powerful committee of the Parliament. Speaker Onsari Gharti had scheduled election of the chairperson of the Committee, formed on Sunday. Meanwhile, Gurung took the oath of office and secrecy from Speaker Gharti today itself. After the oath, Gurung said Gurung the stalled parliamentary hearings for endorsing major appointments including that of justices would make a headway. Earlier also, Gurung had led the PHSC which is entrusted with conducting parliamentary hearing for appointments at various constitutional bodies, the Supreme Court and Nepal's diplomatic missions abroad. The then eldest Member of the Parliament, Gurung had chaired various meetings of the first Constituent Assembly (2008-2012).