Sindh Governor House was opened for common citizens of Pakistan on the orders of Imran Khan from 7th September 2018. The visiting hours has been also revealed for visiting the provincial Governor House which is located on Aiwan-e-Saddar Road.
As per official communication initially the Governor House will be open only for families but later it will be open for everyone and the timing will also be extended.
The Governor House will be open for public during following hours:
Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sunday: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
During working days people can visit the governor house in morning while on Sunday it will be open in evening. The visit is free for every citizen without any ticket pass or charges.
Sindh Governor House is completely under surveillance through CCTV cameras and government can identify any damage through these close circuit cameras. Official Spokesperson Saleem Khan said that it is the responsibility of everyone to look after Governor House which is a national asset.
Sindh Governor House is located on Aiwan-e-Sadar Road, Civil Lines area where many other British Era buildings exists. Many significant colonial buildings such as Frere Hall and YMCA building are also located on few minutes distance.
The construction of Governor House started during the British Era under Charles James Napier who occupied Sindh and become the Governor of Sindh.
He ordered the construction of Governor House for himself which was completed in 1843. The construction was funded through imposing high taxes on the local population.
Later that governor house was demolished and the current one was constructed on the same location in 1936 by architect R.T Russell. The constructed took 3 years and was completed in 1939 with a cost of Rs. 700,000.
After Pakistan became an independent country the governor house became the residence of Founder & Governor General of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Later it became the Governor House for Sindh province.