Visitors cause damage to Governor House on second day of opening


LAHORE: While the opening of the Punjab Governor House to public has been warmly welcomed by the people who wait in lines to visit the official residence, it has come with a price as the people were consistently littering the place apart from not following other rules.

A wooden bridge inside the Governor House collapsed due to the extra load of people climbing on it.

According to reports, the wooden bridge was closed for public and tape was attached at the sides to stop people from climbing it.

Despite the collapse, no loss of life or injury was reported as the water was only four feet high.

People generally ignored the warning and stepped on the bridge, which gave away due to overloading.

After the incident, the administration jumped to action and pulled out people through boats from the water.

Also, similar to the last Sunday, people threw garbage all around the official residence. A few flowerpots were also broken by the people who rushed into the Governor House.

The Governor House Punjab was opened for public on September 16.

The building was opened following an announcement by Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar regarding opening the building every Sunday.

As per the announcement, families were allowed to visit the Governor House between 10am and 6pm every Sunday.