ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Shafqat Mehmood on Monday constituted different committees for preparation of a detailed report on different state buildings in the main cities of the country and to submit it within two weeks.
The minister was chairing a meeting to figure out the best possible utilisation of important buildings of the country.
The meeting was held at NH&LH division and attended by Federal Secretary for NH&LH Division Engineer Aamir Hasan, Joint Secretary Syed Junaid Akhlaq and other members from different cities.
It was decided in the meeting that the committee members of their respective cities will visit these building and prepare a detailed report based on the number of employees, condition and historical significance of these buildings and come up with different suggestions to decide better utilisation of these buildings either for academic, cultural or any other constructive purpose.
The buildings so far identified for conversion into public friendly institutions like museums, hotels, cultural complexes or any research institutes included Prime Minister’s House, Islamabad, Governors Houses in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Murree and Nathia Gali, Chief Minister’s Office Lahore, State Guest House in Lahore and Karachi, Shahi Mahman Khana in Peshawar, Punjab House in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Murree, Qasr-e-Naz Karachi and Chamba House, Lahore.