Pakistan's Imran Khan will move into official residence, says report
Imran Khan to move into official residence: Report
A house in the Ministers' Enclave in Islamabad will be declared the official residence of Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan's new prime minister, as his private house is vulnerable to threats, according to a media report.
Khan, in his victory speech on July 26, had announced that he would not use the Prime Minister’s House as his residence and that his party would later decide the fate of the building.
Shortly after his party's victory in the elections, the police and the district administration started extending VVIP protocol and security to Khan. Security was tightened around Khan's Banigala residence, Dawn newspaper reported.
The police officials said there was no standard operating procedure for the prime minister-in-waiting, but since Khan is likely to be the next prime minister, necessary measures have been taken for his security, the report said.
Issues regarding the official residence of the prime minister-in-waiting also came under discussion. The officials briefed them about the standard operating procedure (SOP) related to the security and protocol of the prime minister, the report added.
A few more options were also given to him, including using an accommodation at the Ministers’ Enclave, which he accepted, the report said.
However, he asked for the lowest category house at the enclave, it said.
There are flats which fall in the lowest category, but since necessary SOPs and protocol for prime minister could not be implemented there, the senior officers advised Khan against using a flat and instead prefer a house to which Khan agreed, the report said.
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