Pakistan: Imran's private-house vulnerable to threats, to move into official-residence
A house in 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, Dawn reported. Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single largest party in National Assembly after the July 25 elections. Khan, 65, would take oath as PM on August-11. Here's more.
Won't use PM's house as my residence, Khan had said
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. As a security protocol, the police assessed Khan's Banigala residence and found out that his residence couldn't be provided foolproof security as the area was open and vulnerable to threats.
Khan also asked for lowest category house
Since Khan's house is vulnerable to threats, he agreed not to use Banigala as his official residence, following which, he accepted Ministers' Enclave as his official accommodation. He also asked for the lowest category house at the enclave but since necessary SOPs and protocol for Prime Minister couldn't be implemented there, the senior officers advised Khan against using a flat, the officials added.