Punjab Governor House is being opened to hold public events and gathering against hefty amount.
The announcement comes from the current Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar.
Following recreation tours for the general public, Governor’s House doors are opened for wedding and commercial events. So now any one can book an event at the historic building to make their functions more memorable.
“The estate will be rented out for commercial events only and no political party will be allowed to host its function at the Governor’s House”, said Ch. Sarwar.
“We believe the business plan will help the Governor’s House to reduce its burden on the public kitty. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has made this business plan as its promise and all earnings of these functions will be directly deposited in the government of Pakistan’s account,” he added.
Addressing a news conference at the Governor’s House on Wednesday, Sarwar announced the lawn of the building was available for corporate events at Rs1 million per function while any kind of function can be hosted for Rs500,000 in Darbar Hall.
Wedding shoots can be arranged for Rs50,000 and commercial photo shoots against Rs1 million, while guided tours of the Governor’s House will be organised for groups of 10 persons on Saturdays and Sundays.
As per details two hours will be given for wedding photoshoot and its charges will be Rs50,000, while Rs5 million will be charged on commercial video shooting in the pavilion of Governor’s House.
On Saturdays and Sundays, groups of 10 persons can avail of a one-hour guided tour facility on payment of Rs2,000 per head, while the charges will be Rs6,000 per person for foreigners and they will also be served tea and coffee.
Meanwhile, charity or welfare organisations will be given a 50% discount on booking of their events.
After the latest announcement, The Governor’s House Punjab website shows the SOPS required to book an event.
For booking an event it requires to submit name, CNIC, passport number, nationality, mobile phone number, and address.
Event booking will be granted subject to approval, which can be booked for two slots from 10 am to 2 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm for seven days a week.
Prior approval is required for payment and confirmation will be made accordingly while two functions can be booked for the same date and time.
Furthermore, the applicant has to provide complete lists of participants, staff and workers, as per booking terms mentioned on the website,
The administration of Governor’s House will not be responsible for arrangements or installation of any temporary facility. Applicants may arrange the same (if required).