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February 9, 2018

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Postal minister inaugurates Same Day Delivery service

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Postal Services Maulana Syed Ameer Zaman Bukhari Thursday inaugurated a new delivery service "Same Day Delivery" in a bid to ensure speedy transportation of consignments in 24 selected areas of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Secretary Postal Services Dr Saqib Aziz, Director General of Pakistan Post Robina Tayyab and Additional Director General Dr Naseer Ahmed. Addressing the ceremony minister for Postal Services said under the service, people especially business community would have the facility to dispatch and receive their goods up to 20 kilogram at the shortest possible time in the same day of the booking.

The charges would be Rs150 for 500 gram weight consignment with additional charges of Rs50 against each 500 gram addition in the parcel. He said the service was being launched under the directives of Prime Minister Reform’s agenda to make the organization a profit-earning and vibrant entity. The minister said special desks were being established at 24 designated branches of the Pakistan Post, which would be equipped with motorbikes for speedy and timely service.

Whereas, he said, the clients would be informed through short messaging service about status of their mail, parcels and gifts sent to their dear ones. Further elaborating the service, Secretary of Postal Services said the booking would continue for three hours from 0830 hours to 1130 hours, following which the consignments would be processed for quick delivery.

Initially, he said, the service would be available as a pilot project at different designated post offices of Islamabad including Islamabad GPO, F-7 Post Mall, F-10 Markaz, G-5 Foreign Service, G-10, G-9 Markaz, I-10/4, I-8/4, F-6 Markaz, F-8 Markaz, G-7 Markaz, G-8 Markaz, I-9 Markaz and the post office situated at Prime Minister Office, besides at Rawalpindi GPO, Katcheri Chowk, Urdu Bazar, Westridge, Lal Kurti, Gawalmandi, Bahria Town phase 8 and 4 and Commercial Market Centre, Satellite Town. After seeing the public response, the service would be extended to other cities, he added.

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