Constitutional Council nominates Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha for chief justice

Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha
Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha

Kathmandu, August 4

The Constitutional Council has nominated Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha for the chief justice’s position that will be vacant after Hari Krishna Karki retires on August 5.

The Council meeting held at Prime Minister’s Office, Singha Durbar on Thursday recommended Shrestha as the chief justice, informed National Assembly chair, Ganesh Prasad Timilsina.

Shrestha is the seniormost justice of the Supreme Court.

Now, the parliamentary hearing committee, which is yet to be established, has to endorse his name for the appointment. If appointed, Shrestha will lead the country’s judiciary for around 14 months as he is due to retire on October 2024.

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