Pakistan Post expands EMS parcel export service to ‘entire world’

Al consignments will be exported with full protection within 72 hours at low charges than private courier services


News Desk April 08, 2019
Al consignments will be exported with full protection within 72 hours at low charges than private courier services. PHOTO: FILE

After its successful operations in seven countries, Pakistan Post on Monday expended 'EMS Plus' parcel export service to the entire world.

According to a government of Pakistan Twitter post, all consignments will be exported with full protection within 72 hours at low charges than private courier service providers.



"The EMS parcel export service has started from today [Monday]," Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed said., adding, "Within 72 hours parcels will be sent to 50 countries including the US, UK, Canada and Japan."

Saeed said that the ministry has joined hands private firms to share the transportation cost for the initiative.

It is expected, the minister said, that the government would be able to get 15,000 different franchises on-board as well.

The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has outlined 611 franchises in 170 cities across Pakistan, he added.

Pakistan Post suffering huge losses

On April 1, it was revealed that the state-owned mailing company continues to suffer huge losses due to increased gap between revenue and expenditure.

Pakistan Post officials said that the budget of the department was Rs18 billion while the expected expenditures were Rs24 billion. Seventy-one per cent of the budget was used for paying salaries and pensions.

Moreover, German Ambassador Martin Kobler lauded Pakistan's postal service on January 28 for its “reliable and fast postal services”.

“Great to hear that Pakistan Post has become reliable and delivers fast now,” he spoke out on Twitter.

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