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Parliamentary Committees endorses Shrestha for Chief Justice

The Nepal Weekly
August 22, 2023

The Parliamentary Hearing Committee on Monday endorsed the nomination of Bishowambhar Prasad Shrestha as the new Chief Justice of the country.

Lawmaker Pashupati Shumsher Rana, who has been chairing the hearing committee as the senior-most member of the committee, announced that the meeting unanimously endorsed Shrestha’s nomination as the Chief Justice.

“Shrestha, who was recommended to the Chief Justice post by the Constitutional Council, has been unanimously endorsed by this meeting,” Rana announced at the meeting. “The committee took the decision on the basis of his ability and experience.”

Three complaints had been registered at the committee secretariat against Shrestha, which were all discussed during the meeting.

Shrestha, presenting his visions and plans of efficiently leading the top court, pledged to work towards eradicating the influence of middlemen in court procedures. Shrestha will assume office as the Chief Justice after President Ramchandra Paudel administers the oath of office. He will lead the apex court for 14 months.