Pokhara, July 16
A total of 15 cases have been filed against the government in Gandaki Province so far.
Chief Attorney Rajendra Ghimire of the province made the data public at an interaction held by Parliamentary Journalists’ Forum Gandaki in Pokhara today.
“Of the 15 cases, four have been settled while 11 are in the cause lists of different courts,” said Ghimire, adding that eight of the remaining cases were filed at the Supreme Court while the remaining are in the process of being settled at Pokhara High Court.
One of the cases was filed by Achyut Prasad Kharel who has sought the SC’s verdict over the nomination of the speaker and deputy speaker of the provincial government from the same party NCP (NCP) formed out of the unity of then CPN-UML and CPN-MC.
Similarly, a case has been filed at the High Court of Pokhara against the provincial government regarding the criteria of Phewa Lake. After Pokhara metropolis had issued a fifteen-day notice to remove the structures built within the 65-metre radius of the lake, landless families here had filed a case identifying the provincial government as defendant.
A version of this article appears in print on July 17, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.