According to a federal government announcement, all of the country’s post offices will be fully computerized by December 2022. The minister guarantees more affordable, prompt postal service.
The Federal Communications Minister, Maulana Asad Mahmood, made this announcement during a ceremony to present motorcycles and the rights to own them to postmen at Multan General Post Office.
Earlier, the government finished computerizing every GPO in the nation, primarily to digitize their records.
Rana Akhtar Hussain, director general of Pakistan Post, stated at the event that the postal services were being digitized from the time of booking to the time of letter and package delivery.
In contrast to the expensive service fees of the private courier services, he claimed that following digitization, individuals would receive prompt and dependable postal services at significantly lower costs.
After these services were digitized, he claimed, the process of paying out pensions to retired government employees and opening savings accounts through post offices was also being restarted.
According to the minister of communications, postmen across the nation are receiving motorcycles along with ownership rights in order to carry mail quickly.
He said that more than 600 digital franchise post offices had been established in Southern Punjab alone so that residents in remote locations could easily access postal services.
He stated that 600 post offices that had been shut down under the previous administration were now being opened again.
On this occasion, in addition to receiving motorcycles, postmen also received cell phones with specialized applications for speedy and accurate delivery of the mail.
The National Database and Registration Authority and Pakistan Post jointly established a special counter at the GPO Multan for the renewal of computerized national identity cards and data corrections. This counter was opened by the Communications Minister as well.
He also opened a display of unique commemorative postal stamps.