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Nepal could have ‘concise statute’ to meet deadline

world Updated: Mar 08, 2010 18:06 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times
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Instead of a full-fledged constitution, Nepal could adopt a ‘concise statute’ to meet the May 28 deadline for adopting a new constitution.

Chairman of Constituent Assembly Subhash Nembang has stated that if the major parties agree on the key issues, a brief statute could be adopted and the detailed constitution finalized later.

Nepal’s Constituent Assembly is set to amend its work schedule for the 10th time as the

Constitution Committee missed the March 5 deadline to prepare the first draft of the constitution.

The draft was not completed on time as the lawmakers from different parties failed to agree on the reports of the nine thematic committees on schedule.

Speaking to a delegation on Sunday, Nembang, however, made it clear that the ay 28 deadline for adopting the new constitution would not be changed.