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History of Pakistan Postal Service

by Guest5943  |  10 years, 9 month(s) ago

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I want to spend my summer vacations in Pakistan so I want to know more about the it. Can anyone tell me about the history of Pakistan Post?

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    History of Pakistan Postal Service
    Part of the joint Department of Posts and Telegraph of the Ministry of Communications since 1947, the Post Office started operating under the modified Post Office Act no VI of 1898. The Office of the Postmaster General became operational at Lahore from 15 August 1947. In November that year, Pakistan joined the Universal Postal Union as its 89th member.
    In 1948, it issued its first postage stamps, a set of 4 commemorating the country's independence. In 1959, an "All-up-airmail" scheme was introduced by which all letters were airlifted between Stations on the air network.
    In July 1962, the government bifurcated the old department and independently placed the postal service under the Ministry of Communications. During this period, helicopter services of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were utilised to deliver mail in East Pakistan.
    From 1 January 1987, Urgent Mail Service (UMS) was introduced in the country. And on 22 April 1987, local packet and parcel service was started.
    In January 1988, 5 digit postcodes were introduce to facilitate delivery.
    Between 1 August 1992 and 6 July 1996, the post office was separated from the Ministry and made an independent corporation. From 1 December 1992, a new Overseas Postal Circle with its headquarters at Islamabad was started to streamline the working of foreign post units. Before this, all international mail was sent through Karachi.
    During 2006 to 2007, mail was sent using 19 domestic airports including Chitral, Karachi, Lahore, Moenjodaro, Multan and Skardu. During the same period, four international airports were also used: Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. In 2007, the post office embarked on a new vision with a change in its logo.
    On 3 November 2008, the department was placed under the postal division of the newly created Ministry of Postal Services. Senator Israr Ullah Zehri was appointed its first minister.

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