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Pakistan's President House opens doors to public

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

The on Saturday opened the highly House for the general public as part of its plans to allow public access to state buildings.

Officially called as Aiwan-e-Sadar, the historical building is located at the foot of the on the Constitution Avenue in the high-security Red Zone of the national capital.

The white squarish building represents a modern step pyramid architectural style and is flanked by the House on the one side and the on the other.

said the general public were allowed to enter the building from 9 am to 4 pm by showing the national identity card at the entrance.

The opening of the iconic building was in line with the election promise of the Imran Khan-led Tehreek-e-Insaf to open key state buildings for public use if voted to power.

Under this policy, the Houses in Lahore, and have already been opened for public viewing.

Around 4,000 citizens visited the House in on the first day of its opening for general public in September.

and Literary Heritage Shafqat Mehmood is leading a task force to review how heritage buildings such as and state rest houses across the country can be opened up for public use.

Mehmood has recently announced that art gallerias and museums would be established in some of the Governor Houses, whereas a gubernatorial building at Nathiagali would be transformed into a hotel.

has also announced to convert Prime Minister's House into a prestigious state-of-the-art university.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 22:10 IST