Islamabad, Pakistan, Embassy compound of Sweden
Sweden has owned a plot of land in Islamabad, Pakistan, since 1962. For many years it has been leased to the British High Commission, which has used it as a car park.
Plot in diplomatic quarter
The Swedish State acquired a plot of land measuring 8026 m2 in Islamabad's diplomatic quarter in 1962. The leasehold lasts for a period of 90 years. In 2012, the National Property Board Sweden (SFV) was commissioned by the government to build a Swedish Embassy compound on the site. The security situation in the rest of the city has deteriorated and Sweden is therefore inclined to make use of its land in the diplomatic quarter. Since 1987, SFV has sublet the site to the British High Commission, which has used it as a car park. In spring 2013, SFV took the chosen Swedish architect to meet a local architect and draw up the first plans for a potential new development.