Foreign employment

Because of the lack of opportunities at home, a majority of Nepali job aspirants have no choice but to look for employment abroad. The government has passed a bill on foreign

employment, which is supposed to open up new job opportunities. But nepotism and favouritism, so pervasive in all sectors, are likely to cast a shadow over proper implementation of the legal provisions. While the visa fees are burning holes in the pockets of

ordinary Nepali job aspirants, government’s intervention in the recruitment of workers might promote corruption. The government should adopt a liberal policy and make foreign employment opportunities accessible to more Nepali job aspirants.

Sanjeev Dahal, Maitidevi, Kathmandu

Hurry up

Poll preparations should be made on a war footing to conduct the constituent assembly elections on November 22. We cannot afford to lose any more time in petty squabbling. It is the responsibility of all those who lent their support to Jana Andolan II to ensure that the polls are not deferred again.

Sanjit Sharma, via e-mail

School fees

Apropos of the decision of Private And Boarding Schools Organisation-Nepal (PABSON) to hike the fees of private schools, charging exorbitant fees does not guarantee quality education. PABSON, instead of only hiking the fees, should adopt measures and work out ways to enhance the academic excellence of private schools. For this, it should conduct timely surveys to evaluate the academic performance and availability of educational facilities and infrastructure at individual schools. The evaluations should then be published every year to enable the students to choose their schools. But most importantly, PABSON should fix the maximum fee schools can charge on the basis of educational facilities available and not on a

random basis as is currently being done.

Paras Pageni, New York, USA


It is really sad that the publication and distribution of THT and AP have been disrupted by a

Maoist-affiliated workers’ union. Since this is not the first time the Maoists have acted against freedom of the press, the minister for communication and information should be held accountable for the disruptive activities of his party cadres against free press.

Dr Sital Kaji Shrestha, India

Tibet policy

With reference to the news report “China deports Tibetan calling for Freedom” (THT, August 10), China’s hard-line policy on Tibet has sparked outrage among Tibetans. In fact, the human rights situation in Tibet has been worsening despite the government of the People’s Republic of China holding several meetings with envoys of the Dalai Lama. It is against

international humanitarian laws for China to ignore human rights in Tibet, which it claims to have ruled for centuries.

The recent movements organised by various Tibet rights groups in New Delhi and other parts of world clearly indicate the worsening human rights situation of Tibetans in China.

Nyima Gyalpo, Kathmandu