Hari Krishna Karki appointed chief justice

Hari Krishna Karki
Hari Krishna Karki Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

Kathmandu, June 16

Hari Krishna Karki has been appointed the new chief justice of the Supreme Court.

He was appointed the chief justice by President Ram Chandra Paudel following the endorsement by the Parliamentary Hearing Committee.

He will take the oath of office and secrecy at 5 pm at Shital Niwas, informed Krian Pokhrel, the president’s press advisor.

The Parliamentary Hearing Committee has unanimously endorsed Hari Krishna Karki to become the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

The committee approved Karki’s name after a two-day hearing. Karki, who submitted his action plan on Thursday, had a question and answer session on Friday.

Karki is currently the acting chief justice of the Supreme Court. The Constitutional Council nominated Karki for the chief justice’s position on May 9.

Since the impeachment position filed against former chief justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana in February 2022, the Supreme Court is headless.

Hari Krishna Karki, however, will have a brief tenure in the office as he is required to retire on August 5 as per mandatory retirement regulations.

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