National assembly approves withdrawal of Immigration Bill by majority

Published On: February 26, 2024 09:55 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The National Assembly has approved the proposal seeking withdrawal of the 'Immigration Bill, 2076 BS', which was under consideration in the National Assembly. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha had presented the bill before the Upper House of Parliament. 

Responding to the queries raised in the National Assembly, Minister Shrestha said the Immigration Bill, 2076 BS has been withdrawn as the next bill to this effect will be introduced at the earliest. 

"The erstwhile government had presented the Immigration Bill, 2076 seeking enactment. The incumbent government has decided to take back the bill for the time being. The government took the decision to withdraw the bill considering changes in the national and international contexts of late. There is a situation to remain alert on national security and the need of making immigration service well managed and modern," said Home Minister Shrestha. 

Also on the occasion, Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat had presented the proposal seeking 'discussion over the principles and priorities of the appropriation bill 2081/82'. 

Next meeting of the National Assembly shall take place at 11.01 AM on February 29.




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