Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha unanimously endorsed by House committee to be the next chief justice

Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha - Chief Justice
Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha Photo: Aryan Dhimal

Kathmandu, August 21

The Parliamentary Hearing Committee has unanimously endorsed Bishwombar Prasad Shrestha to become the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

The committee approved Shrestha after a hearing on Monday where he submitted his action plan.

Following the questions and answer session, the committee unanimously endorsed Shreshta. He will be appointed the next chief justice by President Ram Chandra Paudel.

Shrestha is currently the acting chief justice of the Supreme Court.

The Constitutional Council had nominated Shrestha for the chief justice’s position which was vacant after Hari Krishna Karki’s retirement on August 5.

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