Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs Meeting of National Oversight Committee Adaptive Re-use of Public Buildings having Heritage value

January 16, 2019

Islamabad: January 16, 2019

* Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs Meeting of National Oversight Committee Adaptive Re-use of Public Buildings having Heritage value. 

Reviews progress on optimum use of various buildings including PM House, Governor Houses in the provinces, State Guest Houses of Karachi and Lahore, Qasr-e-Naz and other buildings located in various parts of the country. 

PM says that the objective is two-fold, *One* to open up these public buildings with historical value for the public, the real owners of these buildings and *Secondly* to preserve historical buildings by putting in place a mechanism so that revenue is generated from them for their upkeep and maintenance and tax payers money is *not* used for maintenance purposes.

* PM emphasizes upon change in mindset that ensures preservation along with optimum utilisation of the public buildings 

* PM directs early completion of mapping of the buildings carrying historical and heritage value and religious tourism. 

* Buildings with historical value, religious places, and other tourism sites, spread across  the country, carry huge tourism potential that needs to be introduced to the world: PM