Sushila Karki to be Nepal's first woman chief justice

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kathmandu, July 10 (ANI): Justice Sushila Karki is to be the Chief Justice of the Nepal Supreme Court as the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Sunday unanimously endorsed her name for the vacant position. Karki will be the first woman to lead Nepal's judiciary after President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will appoint her to the post, reports the Himalayan Times. Speaking at the meeting with the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee, she told the lawmakers that the Supreme Court was facing a tough time due to a low number of available justices. Dismissing accusations filed against her at the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee that she was involved in corruption, she asked the committee to complete the hearing for justice appointments soon. Karki has been taking charge of the Supreme Court as the Acting Chief Justice since her predecessor Kalyan Shrestha retired on April 14.(ANI)