Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed formally inaugurated the free remittance service for overseas Pakistanis. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday (June 3), he said under this service, people will be able to send remittances free of charge. He said Pakistan Post has 12,000 post offices in the country and this number will be increased to 27,000.
Federal Minister said this step is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide maximum facilities to overseas Pakistanis adding that other services introduced by the department are ‘same day delivery’ and ‘export parcel’ which are receiving a good response from the people. The Minister said postal service is also playing important role to dispatch parcels to overseas. He said services offered by Pakistan Post are being publicized abroad through Pakistani missions.
He said small business segment in the country is being given incentives for using services of Pakistan Post. “We will end up the system of hundi and hawala in Pakistan. Payments coming from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates will be delivered to the recipient at their doorstep,” he said. Saeed told that till now over 76,000 parcels have been delivered to the customers.
“We will personally render marketing services for small enterprises,” he said, adding “the government has started electronic money orders in postal services”.
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15 July, 2019