Monday, June 26, 2006

Interim Constitution Drafting Committee starts work

The Interim Constitution Drafting Committee began its informal work from Monday after a meeting between the government and Maoist talks teams on Sunday decided to give full shape to the committee.

The committee members went to their office at the Peace Secretariat at the Singha Durbar and began their work. The meeting of talks teams of the government and the Maoists had yesterday decided to induct one woman and another member in the committee headed by former Justice Laxman Prasad Aryal.

Even as the two members were supposed be nominated Sunday itself no appointment was made till 6:15 p.m. today.

The drafting committee, which has been given 15 days timeframe to draft the interim constitution, has president of Nepal Bar Association (NBA) Shambhu Thapa, senior advocates Sindhunath Pyakurel and Harihar Dahal, former attorney general Mahadev Yadav and advocate Khim Lal Devkota.

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