Home Minister Khand directs for safe rescue of Nepalis in Afghanistan
August 16, 2021 08:13 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, August 16: Minister for Home Affairs, Bal Krishna Khand, has directed the authorities concerned to prepare for repatriation of Nepali nationals living in Afghanistan. Home Minister Khand on Monday invited officials of Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation as well as chiefs of four security bodies at the Home Ministry and issued directive to them in this regard.
Expressing the view that it would be appropriate to make an action plan to bring Nepali citizens living in Afghanistan back to the country by coordinating with the international community, he said, “An action plan should be prepared in order to bring them homes along with arrangements of PCR test, holding centre and quarantine in view of coronavirus pandemic once they return to Nepal."
The Home Minister shared that Monday's cabinet meeting has made necessary decision regarding the rescue of Nepalis from Afghanistan, asking all the bodies for coordination and information exchange.
On the occasion, Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Poudel, Inspector General of the Nepal Police, Shailesh Thapa Chhetri, Inspector General of the National Investigation Department, Ganesh Prasad Adhikari, Major General of the Nepali Army, Saroj Pratap Rana, as well as officials of the ministries briefed Home Minister Khand about the condition of Nepalis in Afghanistan and initiatives taken for their rescue.