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.
Pakistan Post is starting 'EMS Plus' parcel export service for the entire world from today. All consignments will be exported with full protection within seventy-two hours at low charges than private courier service providers. pic.twitter.com/9FTGMGFEDy— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) April 8, 2019
"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.
Remember i sent a gift to my family in Berlin with unregistered mail for just 200pkr?— Bernhard Schlagheck (@GermanyinPAK) January 28, 2019
Enthusiastic, that it arrived just in 7 days!
AMAZING, RELIABLE SERVICE!!@MuradSaeedPTI@ImranKhanPTI@pid_gov @fawadchaudhry pic.twitter.com/eHKid0bqrN