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Presidential Palace
Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.jpg
Official residence of the President
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 started1970; 50 years ago
Design and construction
ArchitectEdward Durell Stone

The Aiwan-e-Sadr or Presidential Palace (Urdu: ایوانِ صدر) is the official residence and workplace of the President of Pakistan. The administrative head of Aiwan-e-Sadr is the Principal Secretary to the President of Pakistan, Tariq Najeeb Najmi as of January 2020.[1][2][3]

The first President who lived 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.[4]

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, lives there.

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  1. ^ "President's Secretariat (Public) - Aiwan-e-Sadr". Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  2. ^ Ahmadani, Ahmad (6 December 2019). "Major reshuffle in bureaucracy, ministries, divisions on the cards". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Tariq Najmi made press secretary to president". The Nation. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  4. ^ "President Colony Islamabad Via Satellite". Retrieved 20 August 2018.

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