SAPTARI: Minister for Environment Thakur Prasad Sharma has said not only Nepal but also the international community is concerned over the latest statement made by United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).
Talking to media persons at Rajbiraj in Saptari on Monday, Sharma said UNMIN which was mandated for supporting Nepal's peace process should not cross its jurisdiction.
"The latest report presented by UNMIN Chief Karin Landgren in the Security Council meeting about Nepal's political situation is really objectionable," he said.
The report presented by Landgren includes the issues relating to the risk of possible presidential rule or Maoists' revolt or army- backed coup in Nepal.
"It is not necessary to extend UNMIN's term and the nation will see no crisis following its exit", he said.
The country could not get a new prime minister on time due to the parties' greed for state power, said the environment minister, expressing the hope that nomination of a new prime minister will take place within this month.
Meanwhile, Sharma presented this year's Lokenra Memorial Journalism Award to woman journalist Sudha Dev amidst a programme organised here on Monday.
The award instituted by the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Saptari Chapter carries a purse of Rs.1,500 and a certificate.
Dev was honoured for her investigative news story.