Pokhrel is acting PM

Published On: April 6, 2018 09:31 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 6: Defense Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has been appointed as acting prime minister in the absence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who left for New Delhi on a three-day state visit on Friday. 

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has assigned Minister Pokhrel to handle the day-to-day affairs of the state upon the recommendation of PM Oli.

PM Oli is scheduled to return to Nepal on Sunday.

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