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Parliamentary committee starts hearing on proposed ambassadors

The Nepal Weekly
December 7, 2021

The Parliamentary Hearing Committee of the Federal Parliament has started hearing on the proposed ambassadors to India, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The government has proposed Dr Shankar Sharma as ambassador to India, Gyanchandra Acharya to the UK and Shreedhar Khatri to the US and has sent the proposal to the parliament for hearing.    

During the hearing, the proposed ambassadors will present their experience, qualification, efficiency, thoughts and concepts relating to the related assignments. The parliamentary committee will endorse them for the job once the committee is satisfied with their response.     The hearing will be concluded on Monday itself, according to the Committee President Laxman Lal Karna.  Earlier in the first meeting of the committee, a discussion was held with one Ujjwal Krishna Shrestha who filed a complaint against the proposed ambassadors questioning inclusiveness in the process. Prior to this, a meeting called for hearing the proposal was called off due to the lack of a quorum. The posts of ambassador to the three countries have remained vacant since earlier ambassadors Nilambar Acharya, Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada and Lok Darshan Regmi were recalled by the new government following Sher Bahadur Deuba assumed Premiership.