Nepal Government Keeps Up Pressure on PLA
Posted by Ka Frank on February 24, 2010
This article appeared on My Republica on February 20, 2010.
No salary half of PLA combatants, says PM
KASKI: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today clarified that the government has not stopped the PLA combatants´ salary. Talking to journalists on Saturday afternoon while coming to attend the 7th Convocation of Pokhara University in Lekhnath municipality, PM said rumor on PLA´s salary halt was baseless. However, he said that reassessment on PLA´s salary distribution was required.
Responding a question, PM said the Armed Police Force imported arms from India as per the government´s decision. He said APF and Nepal Police have right to bring in weapons for their skill promotion and trainings. He said he was committed to draft the constitution on time and added new statute would not de written until the existing deadlock ends.
On the occasion, cadres of the Unified CPN (Maoist) had greeted the PM with the black flags.