Kathmandu : Nepal’s Parliamentary Hearing Committee on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a proposal to appoint human rights activist Bishnu Pukar Shrestha as the country’s new envoy to China.

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The Parliamentary committee also cleared the name of Dan Bahadur Tamang, Nepal’s proposed ambassador to South Africa, according to sources at the Parliament Secretariat.

A Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Swher Bahadur Deuba had earlier recommended the names of Shrestha and Tamang as Nepal’s new envoys to China and South Africa, respectively.

Shrestha, a human rights activist and conflict victim, was recommended as Nepal’s envoy to China under the CPN (Maoist Centre) quota. He is a victim of enforced disappearance.

Now, the government will forward the names of the new envoys to the President for formal announcement.