Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to government-owned land as ‘dead capital’ in a tweet on Monday, suggesting land used for government residences and other state buildings could be used to generate income instead of resorting to foreign aid.
PM Imran claimed that just the urban portion of this land is worth Rs300 billion while Pakistan’s daily interest payment amounts to Rs5 billion.
Visitors will be allowed to see Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s office inside the premises, which also houses some of his belongings. They will also be able to walk in the Governor House’s lawn.
Governor Imran Ismail explained that the federal government had formed a committee to submit recommendations for the use of all four governors’ houses in the country. He claimed that the committee had started its work and the future of Governor’s House would be decided in light of the committee’s recommendations.
On the orders of the Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, the Murree Government House opened for public on September 9. This was the second official residence to be made public by the government on Imran Khan’s directives.