Monday, November 27, 2006

Ministerial-level committee to implement HLPC report

The government on Monday formed a high-level committee to recommend on implementation of the report submitted by the High Level Probe Committee (HLPC).

The HLPC on Nov 20 had submitted a report to the government recommending action against 202 individuals, including the king, for their suppressive role during the Jana Andolan II.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers today, held at Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's official residence at Baluwatar, decided to form a five-member ministerial-level committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs KP Sharma Oli.

The other members of the committee are Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitauala, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Narendra Bikram Nemwang, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Hridayesh Trpathi and Minister for Physical Planning and Works Gopal Man Shrestha.
According to sources, the government has asked the committee to file a report after consulting with experts on all the necessary aspects and submit it to the government to take action against the guilty individuals as recommended by the HLPC. However, no fixed time limit has been given to the committee for the submission of the report.

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