Major parties’ top leaders agree to advance TRC Bill

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Kathmandu, Dec 25 : A meeting of the top leaders of three major political parties held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar this evening ended with an agreement to pass the Bill on Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) from the upcoming winter session of the Federal Parliament.

Parliamentary approval of the TRC Bill will be a breakthrough in completing the remaining tasks of the country’s peace process.

According to the PM’s Personal Secretary Ramesh Malla, the top leaders of the three major political parties agreed to advance the bill on Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation, which is in the parliamentary committee and pass it from the winter session of the parliament with priority for making the laws relating to transitional justice.

Talking briefly to the media after the meeting, CPN (UML)’s parliamentary party whip Mahesh Bartaula said the top leaders agreed to make victim-centric laws. “The UML is ready to go for a consensus if we are to make the victim-centric laws. The PM has expressed his readiness to address this issue from the winter session,” Bartaula mentioned.

Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka, Minister for Law Dhanraj Gurung and other leaders of the three parties were present at the meeting summoned by the Prime Minister. (RSS)

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