The Committee for International Relations and Human Rights of the legislative parliament has directed the government to extend the term of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) and give it more mandate.
The House Committee had summoned Prime Minister Nepal on Thursday to question him regarding the controversy surrounding the contract the government gave to India for printing Machine Readable Passports (MRPs).
Concluding that UNMIN’s presence in Nepal is still vital to take the peace process to a successful conclusion, the Committee instructed the government to extend its term.
In reply, PM Nepal is learnt to have told the Committee that the decision to extend UNMIN’s term will be taken after consultation with other political parties.
He is however said to be not in favor of UNMIN’s continuous presence in Nepal and doesn’t want to renew its contract.
UNMIN got a 4 month extension in January this year.
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