ISLAMABAD: PM elect Imran Khan has opted for a lowest category house in the minister's enclave to be designated as the PM House, sources have revealed.
The authorities concerned plan to declare a house in the Ministers’ Enclave as the official residence of the prime minister-in-waiting, Imran Khan.
In his victory speech, Imran Khan 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 Imran Khan’s victory in the recently-held general elections, the capital police and the district administration started extending VVIP protocol and security to the PTI chief, police officials said.
Security was mounted around Mr Khan and at his Banigala residence, they said.
Senior police officers, including Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Waqar Ahmed Chohan, visited Mr Khan’s Banigala residence soon after PTI’s victory in the polls.
The police team assessed the residence and the area around it, including the hills.
The police officials said there was no standard operating procedure for the prime minister in-waiting, but since Imran Khan is likely to be the next prime minister, necessary measures have been taken for his security.
Besides police officials, personnel of Islamabad traffic police were also deployed around his Banigala residence and the road leading to it.
The Rangers were also detailed on the nearby mountains.