Parties prepare ToR for gold-smuggling probe commission

Published On: September 24, 2023 04:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The political parties have prepared a draft of the ToR (Terms of Reference) of the High Level Probe Commission to be formed to investigate gold smuggling. Following discussions with the CPN-UML, the commission is set to be formed today itself.

After the CPN-UML's disruption of parliament over gold smuggling allegations related to vape and brake shoes, the parties had reached an agreement to form a high-level probe commission by September 22. But the formation of the commission was delayed due to the lack of agreement between the parties regarding the ToR of the commission.

On Sunday, a discussion was held between the parties other than the UML in the office of Acting Prime Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka. "A new draft has been prepared. Now there will be a discussion with the UML," said Chief Whip of Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Pradeep Yadav, who participated in the discussion.

On Sunday afternoon, the discussion between the representatives of the government and the leaders of the main opposition party CPN-UML started in the Ministry of Home Affairs.


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