UML standing committee meeting underway

KATHMANDU: A meeting of CPN-UML standing committee is currently underway at the Prime Minster's official residence in Baluwatar.

The meeting that began around 10:30 am today, is being held to decide the names of lawmakers that will join the government as ministers.

Earlier, it was decided that UML would keep 11 ministries, including the Office of the Prime Minister, and CPN Maoist Centre would have seven in their share, in an 18 ministry Cabinet.

At the outset of the meeting, PM Oli was presented with a birthday cake to mark his 67th birthday.