Pakistan Post has been ranked at 67th position in the Universal Postal Union 2020 rankings. According to the 2020 report, Pakistan Post has jumped up 27 places since 2016 when it was ranked at 94th position. The Universal Postal Union is a United Nations specialized agency that publishes the annual rankings based on service, consumer confidence, reach, hard work, and dedication.
The Pakistan Post has started delivering pensions to people across the country on their doorsteps, Federal Minister for Postal Services Murad Saeed confirmed on Saturday. More than Rs1.3 million have successfully been delivered to 275,000 pensioners across the country. Saeed has credited the success of the project to the employees of the Pakistan Post and called them “real heroes”.
Pensioners who receive money through Pakistan Post will no longer have to stand in the long queues outside the banks to collect their dues as the national postal service is introducing a debit card facility for them which will enable them to collect their pensions from any nearby ATM. According to a key official of the postal service, the decision was taken after many complaints from the pensioners.
After a record breaking revenue by the Ministry of Communications, Murad Saeed has set a new precedent for other ministers. Murad’s ministry has generated a revenue of Rs. 43.32 billion during 2018-19 compared to Rs 28.64bn in 2017-18, registering a record increase of Rs 14.68bn (51.25% increase) during the period. Murad was also able to recover Rs. 7 billion.