The Ministry of Postal Services stood out among the government departments and ministries with 70% increase in its revenue amounting to Rs 7.25 billion and Rs 1 billion saving from existing resources during the first year of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
According to the one year performance report of PTI government shared by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Pakistan Post introduced different features to enhance its services such as Electronic Money Order (EMO) Home Delivery, E-Commerce and ‘Track & Trace Facility’, partnership with National Database Registration Authority, and opening of 41 postal rent houses. Launched in November 2018 at affordable rates up to Rs 50,000, EMO delivered at the doorsteps through 83 GPOs (general post offices) totaling Rs133 million for EMS-PLUS Service.
The ministry also launched a specialized competitive service for delivery of parcels and packets at 150 overseas destinations in 72 hours and earned Rs 6 million, which was expected to increase upto to Rs.50 million till the end of fiscal year 2018-19. Launched in February 2019 to capitalize the fast-growing e-Commerce sector, the ministry created its own web portal to register partners. The portal offers partnership for delivery, collection and return services, counter booking and co-branding in selling products. It has registered 1321 partners so far 150,000 packets delivered and earned Rs10 million.—APP