The nomination of former chief secretary Bhoj Raj Ghimire as the ambassador to Canada has landed into controversy with the members of the Parliamentary Special Hearing Committee taking exception to his nomination.
During a meeting of the committee Sunday, some lawmakers raised strong objection to Ghimire's nomination as the ambassador for Canada where Nepal is yet to establish its mission. The committee decided to seek clarification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as to why the ambassadorial nomination was made before opening the embassy.
Following the dispute, the committee decided to defer the hearing on Ghimire's nomination.
The government had named Ghimire as the ambassador for Canada last month. He was recommended for the plum job immediately after retiring as the chief secretary of the government. Even as the government appointed the ambassador for Canada it is not clear when exactly the embassy will be established there.
Currently, the Nepalese mission in the USA looks after diplomatic matters with Canada. nepalnews.com