Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad has been opened for the public as part of government's policy to allow public access to the state buildings.
The people have started arriving at the Aiwan-e-Sadr to enjoy strolling at the lush green and spacious lawns of the presidency.
They can visit Aiwan-e-Sadr till four pm on showing their computerized national identity card at the entrance.
It merits mentioning here that the Governor Houses in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar have already been opened for general public.
President Arif Alvi also warmly met the people visiting Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Arif Alvi mixed up with the people who expressed happiness to find the president amongst themselves.
Talking to the media persons on the occasion, the President welcomed the visitors saying utmost efforts will be made to fully facilitate the visits of the people to Aiwan-e-Sadr. He said the people will also be allowed to visit the offices inside the presidency including the hall where oath taking ceremonies are held. He said the presidency is always opened to the school and college trips.
The President said the CDA will also be directed to permanently open the adjacent park to the presidency.
Responding to a question, the President rejected the impression that Aiwan-e-Sadr was opened to divert attention from the challenges faced by the country. He reminded the office of the president is apolitical.
Source: Radio Pakistan