The Aiwan-e-Sadr will open its doors to the general public on Saturday providing them a rare opportunity to show the magnificent building as well as its beautiful green lawns.
The presidency will remain open for the people from 1300 hours to 1600 hours on New Year Day.
The building was also opened to the public a few times in the past, in pursuance of the government’s commitment to open all state buildings to the general public which otherwise used to be considered a no-go area.
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The people, desiring to visit the Aiwan-e-Sadr have been asked to ensure carrying their COVID vaccination certificates and wear face mask as a pre-requisite for entry.
Aiwan-e-Sadr is being opened for the public.
Date: 1st January 2022
Timings: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
So visit and experience how the Presidency looks like pic.twitter.com/9YRheimreY
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) December 31, 2021
No visitor would be allowed to carry any electronic device like a mobile phone or camera.
Opening of Governor House in Punjab
In July, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar opened the Governor Murree House for the general public.
Addressing the ceremony, he said the facility for staying could be availed by depositing dues, adding that the inauguration of the heritage resort for the people was a wonderful occasion. Transformation of government houses into rest houses is the start of wiping out VIP culture while Prime Minister Imran Khan has set an example of austerity by staying at his home.
CM Buzdar added that the golden jubilee of this historic building was held 15 years ago and several international personalities have stayed in the majestic building. It is an honour to stay in such a magnificent building and the government does not want to limit this honour to its dignitaries only.
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Like KP, 117 rest houses and guest houses in Punjab have been opened for the public by the Punjab government. Meanwhile, the tourist spots of the far-flung areas, including that of Southern Punjab, are being developed while tourism development corporation’s resorts are being renovated in DG Khan.
The Punjab government is also considering running double-decker buses in Multan and DG Khan in a move to attract local and foreign tourists to these spots, which will bring foreign exchange and create employment opportunities.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk