Citizenship to NRNs

Kathmandu, Oct 11: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said the government was committed to providing citizenship to the Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) as per the constitutional provision.

At a programme organised by the Non Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) on the occasion of its establishment, he recalled that the bill on citizenship was not authenticated by the President although the bill was passed twice from the Federal Parliament.

Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bharat Raj Paudyal said the government in its policy and programme has aimed at establishing cooperation with NRNA and mobilizing its contributions. Likewise, Senior Vice President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chandra Dhakal praised the cooperation efforts of the NRNA with the private sector.

NRNA Chairmen Kul Acharya and Dr Badri KC, Executive Chairperson of NRNA Rabina Thapa, Founding Chair of NRNA Dr. Upendra Mahato and others called for formation of investment-friendly laws, voting rights and others to the NRNs.

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