KATHMANDU — The Constitutional Council (CC) recommended senior-most Justice Sushila Karki as the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
A council meeting on Sunday evening took the decision with her consent. Karki will assume responsibility once the President appoints her after the CC affirmation. Karki will be the nation’s first female head of the legal.
Karki’s nomination is considered yet another milestone in women’s leadership in the state mechanism. Last year, Nepal elected Bidhya Devi Bhandari as the President and Onsari Gharti as the Speaker of Parliament.
Karki is known for her zero tolerance against corruption in the judiciary. Born in June, 1952 in Biratnagar, she holds a post-graduate degree in political science from Banaras Hindu University, India, and a law degree from Tribhuvan University.
Incumbent Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha retires on Wednesday. Traditionally, the chief justice goes on a leave a month before his term expires.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.