Gwadar to see likely construction of “Punjab House”

By Yasir Habib Khan | Gwadar Pro Sep 27, 2022

GWADAR, Sept.27(Gwadar Pro) - At a dedicated site in Gwadar, emerging Port City, an embryonic process has kicked off to construct a mega building for "Punjab House", signifying the goodwill gesture that Punjab is ready to team up with the Gwadar administration in materialization the dream of sustainable development.  

It is supposed to be used by the Government of Punjab, Government of Pakistan for the Chief Minister's annex, banquets, government official meetings, and as a state guest house.  

A dedicated site has already been allotted under Gwadar Master Plan 2025 and groundbreaking will go underway after the finalization of the required paperwork and various procedures. Punjab House, to be constructed at the earliest, will offer the best accommodation, food, and beverage at subsidized rates to officials of the Punjab government as well as politicians hailing from Punjab.   

The significant development augurs well in the backdrop of the new tune-up of PC-1 of Gwadar Smart City Master Plan, a document, prepared by Chinese state-owned company China Communications Construction Company in conjunction with Pakistan's Minister of Planning and Development, and Gwadar Development Authority that lays down a comprehensive road map to let Gwadar become the trade and economic hub of South Asia.

Sources privy to Punjab Secretariat said that the Punjab government has decided in principle to construct Punjab House in Gwadar. After Standing Committee for Finance and Development greenlights the decision, a practical framework will be put into motion. In this regard, Secretary Communication will give a detailed briefing to the standing committee.  

Gwadar Port Authority official said that land is already allocated for the construction of Punjab House in Gwadar, around three-kilo meters away from Gwadar Port. In the making of Punjab House, Gwadar Development Authority will have to be taken on board as GDA is the sole authority to sanction paperwork and map designing as per by-laws enshrined in GDA. Apart from Punjab House, he said that land is also allocated for the construction of Sindh House, KP House, and so on.

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