PESHAWAR: The federal government intends to convert the Prime Minister House into a high-quality postgraduate institute, while the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor House will be converted into a museum.

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided that he will not stay in the PM House and governors will not stay in the official residences meant for them to cut down costs. He said the annual expenditure of the PM House was Rs470 million. Therefore, he said, hit has been decided that the PM House will be turned into a top-level educational instate.

He said that governor houses in Balochistan and KP will also be converted into museums, while a suggestion has also been forwarded to convert the Governor House Sindh into a museum as well. He said the Governor House in Lahore would be used as a museum and art gallery, while park on the premises would be opened for public. He said the Punjab House in Murree will be turned into a tourist complex, while the Governor House in Karachi and the one in Balochistan would be used as museums, he concluded.