Govt offices padlocked

Kalikot, January 11:

The indefinite lockout of government offices here since Friday by Karnali Highway Improvement Committee continued today as well. KHIC Coordinator Amal Raj Shahi said the offices and the highway had been shut to enforce the implementation of seven-point demand, including the maintenance of the highway.

Shahi said their move had got the support of government employees and the party cadres.

The KHIC today decided to urge Constituent Assembly members representing Karnali to express solidarity with their agitation and announced more protest programmes.

Meanwhile, Kalikot CDO Pitambar Ghimire said the demands could not be addressed at the district level, adding that the government had been informed of their concerns. Ghimire said he was yet to receive any response.