QUETTA: Students of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University (SBK) were the first to visit Balochistan Governor House after the historical building was opened for public on Friday.
The students under the supervision of Vice Chancellor Rukhsana Jabeen arrived at Governor House in Quetta, where Balochistan Governor Amanullah Yasinzai welcomed the students.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had announced to open historical government buildings for public visit. Following the announcement, governor houses in Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and now Balochistan have opened their doors to people of all walks of life.
The student visited several parts of the historic building and expressed joy in seeing archaic pictures and statues placed inside the building. The students also asked questions from Governor Yasinzai regarding the history of Balochistan Governor House.
Replying to the questions, Yasinzai said, “Balochistan Governor House was built in 1888 during the British era, after the 1935 earthquake the building was damaged but re-furnished by the then viceroy,”
Last month, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar opened the Governors House’s gates for the general public to visit, where citizens by showing their Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) at the main entrance were able to visit specific areas like lake, lawns, and hill that were opened for public.
Earlier this month, a select group of students from girls colleges in the city were allowed as the first group from the general public to past the high-security walls of the governor house in Peshawar for a rare glimpse at the power echelons.
The Sindh governor house was the first to open its doors for all following directions from Prime Minister Imran Khan but the governor house was opened up only to a selected group of visitors owing to security considerations.
The Government House in Murree was also opened for public last month.