No compromise on sovereignty:PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today said that the government would not compromise on the country's sovereignty, territorial integrity but fully committed to protect its international borders.

He made this remark while replying queries raised by lawmakers in the parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Human Rights Committee.

He informed the committee that more than 90 per cent border dispute between Nepal-India had already been resolved and the rest would be sorted out at political and diplomatic level. According to the PM, the Foreign Ministry has been entrusted to handle the border issue.

The lawmakers had also inquired with the PM about the progress made so far to tackle the diarrhoeal epidemic in the Mid-Western hill districts. "An adequate number of paramedics, 11,130 kilograms of medicine and other logistics were already dispatched to the affected areas." PM Nepal said 157 teams of volunteers were mobilised in Rukum district alone.

The PM, however, admitted that there was no proper coordination in Jajarkot district, where the largest number of people fell prey to the epidemic.

He said cadres of political parties, governmental and non-governmental organisations and other volunteers were providing their services in the affected areas.