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LAHORE: The Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Sarwar, has announced opening of the Governor House for the public on Sundays, saying that all national assets belong to the people of Pakistan.

At a news conference, the governor said the historic building would initially be opened for families on Sundays between 10am and 6pm. It would also be opened for the schoolchildren on a formal request to the administration, he added.

He said the Governor House in Murree had already been made accessible to the public.

In the first phase, Mr Sarwar said the Governor House parks, lake, zoo and swimming pool were being opened so that people could see the historic building.

He said the decision had been taken on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Mr Sarwar said the PTI wanted to dispel the impression that Pakistan was created for the elite.

He said the days had gone when the accountability used to start from officials in lower ranks.

The PTI government would start the accountability from the prime minister, chief ministers and governors, he added.

Published in Dawn, September 11th, 2018