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The Aiwan-e-Sadr or Presidential Palace (Urdu: ایوانِ صدر‎) is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Pakistan. The administrative head of Aiwan-e-Sadr is the Principal Secretary to the President of Pakistan.[1]

Presidential Palace
Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.jpg
Official residency of President of Pakistan
General information
LocationRed Zone,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Coordinates33°43′55″N 73°05′45″E / 33.73192857255845°N 73.09569449606055°E / 33.73192857255845; 73.09569449606055
Construction started1970s

The first President who resided there was Ghulam Ishaq Khan, in 1988. Aiwan-e-Sadr is located in northeastern Islamabad on Constitution Avenue between the Parliament Building and the Cabinet block of the Pakistan Secretariat. Residences for the Presidential staff are also located behind the Presidency, known as the President's Colony adjacent to 4th Avenue.[2]

President Pervez Musharraf never lived in the palace as he was also the Army Chief and therefore lived in the Army House in Rawalpindi. The former President Asif Ali Zardari moved into the palace a day before his inauguration. Currently, Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan resides there. On 8 December 2018, the President House opened its doors to the public for the first time in Pakistan's history. On the occasion, President Arif Alvi said that it will be opened to the public twice a month.[3]



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-11-04. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  2. ^ "President Colony Islamabad Via Satellite". Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  3. ^ "In a historic first, President House opened to public". Dawn. December 9, 2018.

Coordinates: 33°43′56″N 73°05′54″E / 33.73222°N 73.09833°E / 33.73222; 73.09833