HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sought clarification from Ambassador to Qatar Maya Kumari Sharma about her recent remark that Qatar is an “open jail” for migrant workers. Sharma— appointed ambassador from UCPN-Maoist quota during Baburam Bhattarai-led government— had said in a recent interview with BBC’s Sajha Sawal that Qatar was like an “open jail”, given the difficulties faced by foreign migrant workers in the tiny Gulf state. “We have asked Ambassador Sharma to furnish why she made such a comment on the land where she has been serving as Nepal’s envoy,” said Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Spokesperson for the MoFA. Sharma is yet to furnish her clarification.