Condolence motion passed

KHASYEULI: Province 5 Assembly meeting today endorsed a condolence motion on the demise of opposition Nepali Congress (NC) leader Baladev Sharma Pokhrel.

With the endorsement of this motion, the meeting was put off.

Presenting the motion, Province Assembly Speaker Purna Bahadur Gharti said, the demise of experienced politician Pokhrel was an irreparable loss to the entire province, creating a vacuum in the democratic movement.

The session observed a minute-silence on the passing away of the leader.

Leader Pokhrel passed away on January 20 at the age of 82. He was elected to Province Assembly through proportional electoral system.