Nepali envoy to Australia resigns

Nepali envoy to Australia resigns

Agency News

Kathmandu, Jan 8 : Nepali ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa on Tuesday resigned from her post.

According to an aide to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Sherpa was summoned at Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar Tuesday morning where senior party leaders including Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal asked her to resign from her post.

Talking to the Post, Sherpa, however, denied resigning from the ambassador post.

Sherpa was recalled to Kathmandu after her former driver Wongchhu Sherpa accused her and her husband of trafficking Nepali citizens to Australia.

Foreign Ministry had sought an explanation from Sherpa over the allegations and asked her to report to the ministry in person because her written explanation was not convincing.