Govt imposes ban on Afghanistan as work destinationThe government has decided to prohibit Nepalis from going to Afghanistan to work as migrant workers in the wake of Kabul carnage in which 13 Nepali workers were killed.
The government has decided to prohibit Nepalis from going to Afghanistan to work as migrant workers in the wake of Kabul carnage in which 13 Nepali workers were killed.
A Cabinet meeting on Thursday decided to impose a ban on Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya as work destination deeming the countries as an unsafe, Minister for Information and Communications Sher Dhan Rai said.
The government has directed the Ministry of Labour to investigate the Kabul suicide bombing incident. The Cabinet has also decided to urge the Afghan government to make necessary arrangement for the security of Nepali people based in the country.
Earlier in 2004, the government had banned Nepalis from going to Iraq as migrant workers after 12 Nepalis were killed by an Islamic militant group.
Also, the government decided to provide Rs1 million each to the families of Nepali victims killed in Kabul suicide bombing.
Likewise, the government has appointed Maha Prasad Adhikari as Chief Executive of Investment Board. He was a former deputy government of Nepal Rastra Bank.