KATHMANDU — Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is arriving in Kathmandu on Monday for his two-day state visit, in the first high-level visit here by a foreign dignitary after K P Sharma Oli assumed office as Prime Minister of Nepal.
The Pakistani PM is making his visit to congratulate PM Oli for being elected to the post of Prime Minister.
During his visit, Abbasi will also be engaged in high-level political talks.
The incumbent Prime Minister of Pakistan is making an official visit to Nepal after over three years when PM Nawaz Sharif had arrived here to take part in the 18th Saarc Summit.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu confirmed the planned visit but did not divulge details. “The visit of Prime Minister is taking place in the first week of March 2018. But we are still awaiting confirmation from Islamabad,” said embassy spokesperson Inayat Khan.
Although his visit itinerary is still being worked out, officials said Prime Minister Abbasi plans to arrive here on Monday afternoon and fly back home on Tuesday.
According to officials, Pak PM Abbasi will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Oli on Monday evening and pay a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari before flying home the next day.Follow @gorkhapost
One Nepali dies another severely injured in Maryland gun shooting
One Nepali had died and another severly injured injured in a gun shooting incident at a drugstore distribution center in Maryland, USA on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Brinda Giri, 41 from Baltimore — originally from Kaski and maternal home in Parbat,Nepal, according to Harry Bhandari,a Democratic candidate for state delegate from District 8 and a teacher with Baltimore City Schools.
Giri, a mother of two had recently moved to the US from Nepal to meet her husband who has been living there for 10 years.
Bhandari,who is a community leader and candidate for state delegate, said that another Nepali Purna Acharya is badly injured in the incident.
Acharya is being treated at a local hospital reads the press release by Police.
The shooting took place at Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, 35 miles North-East from Baltimore. Isnochiya Moajli, 26, a co-worker said bullets were fired at local time 9 PM. The shooter shot others and himself at last.
Police rushed injured Giri to a hospital, where she died.
Three Americans have also died in the incident.Follow @gorkhapost