Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood announced on Thursday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government will turn the Prime Minister House into a postgraduate university of a high quality.
Addressing a press conference regarding the new government's plans for state-owned properties, the minister announced 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.
"[The] PM House will become a high-quality university or institution that will be unique with its education in Pakistan," he said.
According to the education minister, the annual expenditure of PM House was Rs470 million.
Therefore, it has been decided that the PM House will be turned into a top-level educational instate, Mehmood said.
He added that the land behind PM House will also be used productively.
Speaking about reconstruction of other official buildings, Mehmood said that the Governor House in Lahore will be used as a museum and art gallery, while the park on the premises will be opened for public.
The Punjab House in Murree will be turned into a tourist complex, while the Governor House in Karachi and the one in Balochistan will be used as museums, he concluded.