Islamabad (Staff Report): Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood has announced that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government will convert the Prime Minister House into a postgraduate university of a high quality.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Mehmood revealed the new government’s plans for state-owned properties.
"[The] PM House will become a high-quality university or institution that will be unique with its education in Pakistan," he said.
He maintained that additional construction will also be carried out on the land behind the residence meant for the premier after a formal plan is devised in this regard. He 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.
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 PM House is build over 1,096 kanals and Rs 470 million are spent on its upkeep annually, said Mehmood, who was heading a committee formed to decide how government-owned buildings could be utilised in public interest.