NA approves withdrawal of Immigration Bill by majority


Kathmandu, Feb 26: The National Assembly (NA) has approved the proposal seeking withdrawal of the 'Immigration Bill, 2076 BS', which was under consideration in the National Assembly. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha had presented the bill before the House. 

Responding to the queries raised in the assembly, Minister Shrestha said the Immigration Bill, 2076 BS has been withdrawn as the next bill to this effect will be introduced at the earliest. 

"The erstwhile government had presented the Immigration Bill, 2076 seeking enactment. The incumbent government has decided to take back the bill for now. The government decided to withdraw the bill considering changes in the national and international contexts lately, the situation to remain alert on national security and the need to make immigration service well managed and modern". 

Also on the occasion, Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat presented the proposal seeking 'discussion over the principles and priorities of appropriation bill 2081/82'. 

The next meeting of the NA shall take place at 11.01 on coming Thursday. (RSS)

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