If allegations leveled against me proved, I will step down: FM Mahat

Published On: April 3, 2017 06:33 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 3: Minister for Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat said that if the charges leveled against him by the International Relations and Labor Committee of the Legislature-Parliament is proved, he will step down from his post.

Maha has reacted furioulsy after a meeting of the International Relations and Labor Committee of the Legislature-Parliament directed the government to investigate Foreigner Minister Mahat and take action against him in a statement issued on Sunday.

 Speaking at an interaction organized by Reporters Club Nepal in the Capital on Monday, Minister said, “I am surprised by this decision which was apparently made with some vested interest.   

The Parliamentary Committee sought action against Minster Mahat alleging that there is his hand behind trafficking Nepali women to the Gulf countries for domestic workers.

“I have directed the concerned bodies to stop sending Neapli women as domestic workers in the Gulf countries. However, I have been blamed for this rather than appreciated,” said Mahat.

Mahat went on to say it is a matter of investigation and that the media should bring out the facts, Mahat added.

Mahat said that still Nepali migrant workers are being taken abroad including Malaysia taking Rs 17,000 from each.

Surprised by the statement of the Parliamentary Committee, Mahat blamed that Chairman Prabhu Sah is working at the behest of someone else.

Mahat said that he was directing the concerned bodies to implement the directive issued during the then Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in 2072 BS.

He claimed that a lot works have been done during his tenure as Foreign Minister.

Passport, Consular services went online since he took charge as Foreign Minister. 

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