The land on which Prime Minister House is presently situated will be made into a postgraduate institute, said Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood while speaking about the incumbent government’s plans to utilise official buildings for public use.

Details of the plan were shared by Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood at a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday, following a briefing given to Prime Minister Imran Khan on the subject.    

"Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided that he will not stay in the PM House and governors will not stay in Governor House to cut down on costs," he added.

According to the details, PM House in Islamabad would be converted into an institution of higher learning. For this purpose, additional structures would be built on the land adjacent to PM House.       

A committee comprising Education Minister, Chairman Higher Education Commission and Dr Attaur Rehman would submit a PC one of the project for approval.    

According to the education minister, the annual expenditure of PM House was Rs470 million.

Speaking about reconstruction of other official buildings, Mehmood said Governor House in Lahore will be used as a museum and art gallery, while 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.