Illegal activities weakening rule of law: PM

Kathmandu, October 24

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said illegal activities were weakening the rule of law in Nepal and honest people were feeling that sword of Damocles was hanging over their heads all the time.

The PM said this at a meeting with secretaries and office bearers of various ministries here today, according to a press release issued by the PM’s Secretariat.

Addressing a joint meeting of secretaries and officials of various ministries, including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport in Singha Durbar, Prime Minister Dahal said that the government functionaries needed to strengthen the rule of law.

Prime Minister Dahal said when honest people wanted to achieve something they encounter obstacles.

“But we have to pledge to give something to the nation. Let us make strong commitments for this,” the prime minister added. He further informed that the incumbent government was ready to take necessary steps to strengthen the rule of law in the country.

Prime Minister Dahal had directed secretaries and officials of various ministries to work in coordination with one another while carrying out developmental and administrative works in Kathmandu Valley.

The prime minister asked the secretaries to focus on delivering results by working in an integrated and cooperative manner.

Dahal also told the officers to coordinate in managing traffic system and constructing infrastructures.

Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Ramesh Lekhak and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Hitraj Pandey were also present at the meeting.