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Unified security policy for polls approved



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Mar. 24: The government has endorsed a 'unified security policy for the local level election'.

The meeting of the security committee convened under the Chairmanship of Home Minister Balkrishna Khand on Thursday approved the unified security policy.

According to Phanindra Mani Pokharel, spokesperson of the Home Ministry, the meeting endorsed the unified security policy considering the local level election slated for May 13 so that the elections are held in a fair and free manner.

Chiefs of the security agencies have put forth their views on the current security status and work to be done for completing the election. Security challenges in the wake of elections and measures to address them were also discussed in the meeting.

Similarly, the meeting also dwelt on ways for security arrangement during the official visit of the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

State Councillor Yi is arriving in Nepal on March 25 for a three-day visit.

Spokesperson Pokharel said that Home Minister Khand instructed the chiefs of the security bodies to arrange for necessary security measures so as to make the visit peaceful and respectful. He said that the security chiefs briefed the Home Minister about the security action plan made for the visit.