In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s austerity drive, the Governor House in Murree has been opened for the general public on Monday.
In the inauguration ceremony, Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar said that these steps are being taken to eliminate VIP culture.
In continuation of austerity drive, we are opening Luxurious Governor House Murree for public
We have already opened 177 Govt resthouses of different departments
These facilities are a reminder for public about how our taxes were misused for lavish lifestyle of previous reluers pic.twitter.com/Kk4G9aRyR3
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) July 29, 2019
The lavish Governor House will now serve as a resort where the general public can now pay to stay. This will mark the first time the Governor House in Murree will be used for unofficial purposes, and it will help promote tourism in the country, the CM added.
PTI government has been making efforts to boost the tourism industry in the country and until now 177 rest houses and guest houses have been opened for public by the Punjab government, Buzdar told the media.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at how the previous rulers used to stay at such extravagant government buildings.
The rent at the Governor House Murree is yet to be revealed. According to the reports, more than Rs 60 Crores were spent just on its renovation during the previous government’s tenure.
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