Former PLA chief Pasang to continue medical treatment in Nepal

June 5, 2012 Posted By : parakhi

Maoist leader and former PLA chief, Nanda Kishore Pun 'Pasang' has refused medical treatment abroad. He has now been admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharjgunj for further treatment. According to media reports, Pasang is suffering from kidney related diseases and may need transplant. Earlier, Pasang was being treated at Nepal Medial College, Jorpati.
According to Pasang's family members, he will receive treatment at TUTH and may go through surgery in the teaching hospital if needed. Maoist leaders had earlier requested Pasang to go to Apollo Hospital, India for further treatment. They had even arranged for an air ambulance but the former PLA chief refused to leave Nepal. He has also urged the establishment faction and the hardline faction of the UCPN (Maoist) party to resolve their differences. The hardline faction has announced that it will split from the establish faction after June 15.
Pasang has been the commander of the PLA since the beginning of the Maoist's People's War. He is considered a brilliant military strategist and had planned all major attacks against security forces during the conflict period.  He was born in Rolpa and had started out as a member of cultural group of the Maoist party. He then became the first district president of then newly formed Young Communist League (YCL). He participated in the first Maoist attack against security personnel in 1996.
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news source: Kathmandu Post