Aiwan-e-Sadr set to open its doors to public from Saturday

People will be allowed entry to the Presidency from parliament building entrance


APP December 07, 2018
People will be allowed entry to the Presidency from parliament building entrance in Islamabad. PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

ISLAMABAD: Keeping promises made by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Presidency will open its gates to public on Saturday where they will be able to stroll across its spacious green front and rear lawns.

The Aiwan-e-Sadr will remain open from 9am to 4pm and families can enjoy a day off on the greens of the building that once was only open to the mighty and powerful.

Prime Minister Imran had vowed in his public addresses to open all state buildings so that people can see lifestyle of their leaders. The people will also be able to visit the grand halls, where oath taking ceremonies of several heads of governments and states, ministers have taken place.

The home to all-powerful presidents including Ghulam Ishaq Khan, General Pervez Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari, the building has seen history being made. The white squarish building represents a modern step pyramid architectural style and is flanked by the Prime Minister House on one side and the Parliament building on the other.

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Prime Minister Imran, who announced a strict austerity measures by his government, is currently residing in the annexe used by the Military Secretary of the PM House, while plans are underway to convert into a research institute.

The Governor Houses in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar have already been opened for general public.

A spokesperson of the President Office said the public would be allowed entry to the Presidency from the National Assembly entrance by showing their original CNICs.

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