NBA President Karki recommended for Attorney General

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli recommended senior advocate Hari Krishna Karki for the post of Attorney General.

PM's press advisor Pramod Dahal said Karki has been recommended to the post as per Article 157(2) of the Constitution.

Now, the President will appoint him to the post.

Karki is the incumbent President of Nepal Bar Association, the umbrella organisation of Nepali lawyers.

The Attorney General is the chief legal advisor of the government, according to the Constitution.

The incumbent Attorney General Baburam Kunwar had resigned from the position on Sunday evening after Oli was elected to the post of Prime Minister.

Traditionally, the Attorney General resigns after election of the new PM as s/he has to work as the legal advisor to the PM.