The government has allotted rupees three hundred and seventy million in Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) 2018-19 for the rebranding of five hundred and fifty offices of Pakistan Post with a new logo and a different outlook for stimulating its perception among the general public.
Dr Saqib Aziz—the secretary Postal Services shared these views while conversing with local media regarding his visit to the General Post Office, for reviewing the new logo and revamped office.
Aziz mentioned that Pakistan Post made rupees eleven billion profits from its different services while “Same day mail” service had been initiated in the twin cities and it would also be opened in Lahore.
He informed that the Urgent Mail Service (UMS), has been provided with a track and trace system for improving the service while in a number of rupees forty a posted mail is transferred throughout the nation.
While answering a question he said that the regulatory bill had been passed in the national assembly for regularizing Pakistan Post and other private postal services to escape the neck to neck competition and to maintain check and balance.
He further said that the rumours regarding the privatization of Pakistan Post were just assumptions and there was no such thing in line.
He informed that a memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), National Bank of Pakistan(NBP), United Bank Limited (UBL) and others for joint projects to improve its services.
While commenting on the financial status of the Postal Services he said that currently it is in a loss but it could overcome the losses if the prices of the postal tickets are raised from rupees eight per ticket.