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Province 2 sensitive, says home minister

Himalayan News Service

Bara, April 25

Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa today said Province 2 was sensitive from the security perspective.

Inaugurating the security meeting of Province 2 in Simara, Bara, Thapa held that a special security strategy would be devised keeping in view
the sensitive security situation in Province 2.

Stating that the province had been facing myriad problems including smuggling, social violence, corruption, crime and natural disasters, Thapa stated that the security meet had started from province 2. He informed that the meeting would come up with important plans to check crime and deliver security and service to the people in the province.

Minister Thapa said it was because of political instability hat the provincial level security meeting to be held
in all seven provinces had started from province 2.

He stressed the need to strengthen political stability in the province and the security meeting would deliberate the issue accordingly.

Thapa said that his ministry had unveiled an 82-point work plan to manage security of the country and provide service to the people. He said that his ministry had directed all the agencies under his ministry to work in line with the work plan.

The meeting witnessed the participation of Home Secretary Prem Kumar Rai, Acting Province Chief Hari Phuyal, Province 2 Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Gyanendra Kumar Yadav, Police Chief IGP Sarbendra Khanal, APF IGP Sailendra Khanal and CDOs of eight districts, among others.

Earlier, speaking at a press meet organised by Press Chautari Nepal, Bara, and Press Centre Nepal at Simara airport, Minister Thapa said that underground outfits carrying out criminal activities would not be spared in the Tarai. “The government is very concerned about escalating criminal incidents in the plains,” Thapa added.

Thapa also clarified that the government would not back down from its decision to remove the syndicate system in the transport sector.


A version of this article appears in print on April 26, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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