KATHMANDU: Minister for Urban Development Narayan Khadka has said that the new constitution will be a common document. Speaking at a programme organised by Nepal Press Union to mark the 92nd birth anniversary of former prime minister late Girija Prasad Koirala today, Minister Khadka said the draft constitution that has been prepared and tabled at the Constituent Assembly will come out as a common document which will be acceptable to all. Minister Khadka said that some important issues missing in the draft could be included in it as discussions continue. Khadka, also the central committee member of the NC, assured that the new constitution would ensure full press freedom. Late Girija Prasad Koirala always advocated for press freedom, he said. Similarly, NC Central Committee member Govinda Bhattarai said the new constitution would ensure democratic rule of law. Lauding the contribution of late GP Koirala in implementing laws related to right to information, National Information Commission Commissioner Kiran Pokharel said that the new constitution should ensure full press freedom. Likewise, senior journalist Harihar Birahi said that late Koirala contributed a lot for the country and the people by bringing the Maoist party into peace process. Former president of Nepal Trade Union Congress Laxman Basnet said that the draft of the new constitution was not worker-friendly. the NC has forgotten its stance while collaboration with other political parties, he said. NPU President Badri Sigdel demanded that the government strictly implement the laws related to working journalists. Former president of the Federation of Nepali Journalists Bishnu Nisthuri and former presidents of NPU Murari Kumar Sharma and Samir Jung Shah shed light on the contributions of Koirala to democracy and press freedom.
Statute will be a common document: Khadka
Published: 08:23 am Jul 04, 2015