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Govt appoints Sarbendra Khanal as IGP of Nepal Police and Shailendra Khanal as APF IGP

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KATHMANDU — The government has appointed Sarbendra Khanal as the Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police and Sailendra Khanal as the Chief of Armed Police Force (APF) on Tuesday.

A Cabinet meeting held Tuesday evening has appointed Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sarbendra Khanal to the post of IG.

The chiefs of both security forces, Prakash Aryal and Singha Bahadur Shrestha, are due to retire tomorrow, owing to the 30-year service term clause.

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Along with Sarbendra Khanal, Ramesh Kharel and Puskar Raj Karki were also in the IG race. Similarly, Pushpa Ram KC was also in the race of the paramilitary force chief.

Prior to the Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had held consultation with CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa about the appointment of IG of two security agencies.Govt appoints Sarbendra Khanal as IGP of Nepal Police and Shailendra Khanal as APF

Sarbendra Khanal had served as Police Commissioner of Kathmandu, Chief of Dhanusha District, Chief of Narayani Zone before taking over the helm of Metropolitan Crime Division Kathmandu.

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Dahal says discussion about party unification process positive





KATHMANDU — CPN Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand has said the bilateral discussions regarding the unification between the party and CPN-UML are heading positively.

Chair Dahal apprised the extended meeting held today at his Khumaltar-based private residence of the progress in the unification process.

Talking to media persons following the meeting, party Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said that time would be taken for uniting the parties.

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“The date for the unification cannot be declared right now,” she said while stressing the need to make no haste on the matter of making a new party by merging two political parties.

According to Spokesperson Bhusal, party chair Dahal briefed the meeting about his discussions with the UML chair regarding party unification committee’s reports.

Stating that bilateral talks and discussions on the political and organisational issues were heading positively, leader Dahal assured the meeting that merging process was going ahead to ensure the unification as per the interests of both parties and the nation, according to Spokesperson Bhusal.

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