PAPAD seeks Presidents role in constitution-drafting process

KATHMANDU; The Professional Alliance for Peace and Democracy (PAPAD) today submitted a memorandum to President Dr Ram Baran Yadav demanding his role in the constitution drafting process so as to promulgate the constitution in stipulated time.

They urged the President to play a role of the protector of the Constitution as he is the head of the State and called him to suggest and warn the political parties to promulgate the Constitution on time.

The alliance of the professionals, professors, lawyers, engineers, doctors teachers and journalists jointly submitted the memorandum to the President.

"Our concern was on the delay of the constitution writing process therefore we urged him to play the role of the head of the state," Bijaya Prasad Mishra, General Secretary of the Nepal Bar Association, told The Himalayan Times.

According to him, the President told them that he would play the role as prescribed to him within the limitations of the Constitution.

The professionals also expressed serious concerns over deteriorating rule of law, security situation and the life and liberty of the people in the country.

Earlier the Alliance had organised a rally demanding timely promulgation of the Constitution and improving the security situation.

Meanwhile, in the process of his political consultations, President Dr Yadav met Congress Acting President Sushil Koirala at his office in Shital Niwas this evening.

During the meeting, President expressed his concerns over growing uncertainties and delay in constitution making process and peace building tasks, according to the President's press advisor Rajendra Dahal.

The duo also discussed about the current political stalemate.