Govt unveils plan to convert governor houses into public places
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood revealed that the Chamba House in Lahore would be turned to a governor house.
The hall at 90 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam would be remoulded to a convention centre while a proposal to turn state guest house into a five-star hotel is also under consideration, Shafqat told newsmen in Islamabad.
He elaborated that the governor house in Lahore would be turned to a museum and art gallery and the governor house park would be opened for public.
'The boundary wall of the governor house would be replaced with a visually appealing fence,' detailed the minister.
The lawmaker expressed that the state guest house in Karachi would be used as a governor house while the governor house in Balochistan would be converted to a museum.
'The suggestion to establish a park in the governor house Balochistan is under consideration,' added the lawmaker.
Mehmood detailed that as many as 30 thousand rare artefacts were present in the Peshawar Museum, which lacked space.
'Governor house Peshawar would be transformed to a museum as well,' announced the lawmaker.
The minister announced that the governor house in Murree would be remodelled to a hotel while the Punjab House would be shaped as a tourist complex.
Shafqat Mehmood revealed that the Punjab government had recently spent Rs 600 million on the renovation of the governor house in Murree adding that the Punjab house in Rawalpindi would also be reshaped into an educational institute.
The minister, who was present in a briefing on the use of heritage buildings chaired by PM Imran Khan, said that the PM House would be converted to a top-notch educational institute.
The PM House spans over 1,096 Kanals and costs Rs 470 million annually, said the minister.
- Supreme Court wants Nasla Tower demolished in a week03:45 PM | 25 Oct, 2021
- T20 World Cup: Scotland to face Afghanistan today03:23 PM | 25 Oct, 2021
- FC Team secures second consecutive Gobi's Paints Polo Cup trophy02:51 PM | 25 Oct, 2021
- Celebrities over the moon after Pakistan’s historic triumph over ...01:40 PM | 25 Oct, 2021
- Hilarious memes flood Twitter after Pakistan end losing streak ...12:58 PM | 25 Oct, 2021
- Pakistani stars excited for Pak-India T20 World Cup clash07:37 PM | 24 Oct, 2021
- Waqar Zaka advises Shah Rukh Khan to settle in Pakistan07:00 PM | 24 Oct, 2021
- Shahveer Jafry ties the knot with Ayesha Baig in enchanting ceremony03:30 PM | 24 Oct, 2021
- Pakistani celebrities who passed away in 202102:00 PM | 17 Oct, 2021
- India falls to 101 in Global Hunger Index 2021, 9 ranks below Pakistan10:54 AM | 16 Oct, 2021
- Celebrity deaths in 202111:59 PM | 12 Oct, 2021
- Hollywood stars with surprising hidden talents07:11 PM | 13 Sep, 2021