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  • Postal department loses Rs559 million to corruption

    ISLAMABAD: The postal department suffered a loss of Rs559 million due to fraud and misappropriation during the past five years...

    The postal service’s chief said 405 new post offices had been opened and 584 closed during the period, 1,666 people had been appointed on a regular basis, 178 on contracts and 1,007 as daily wagers in various pay scales...

  • Postal services – thriving in the age of internet

    Although letters may no longer be the primary way people stay in touch, Pakistan’s postal service remains active; from the Siachen Glacier to the Arabian Sea...

    Letters, money orders and parcels come from the District Postal Office at the Rawalpindi Railway Station from around the country, and the items are then divided between Rawalpindi, Islamabad and international destinations...

  • Postal officials, contractor blamed for disrupting mail delivery to Chitral

    Due to non-delivery of mail on time, candidates missed their test and interviews for appointments in government departments, while others could not apply for the posts due to collapse of the postal system...

    When contacted, the divisional superintendent of postal division Malakand admitted the collapse of the mail system in Chitral due to the contractor’s lethargic approach...

  • Lawmakers reluctant to sign off on postal balloting for overseas Pakistanis

    ISLAMABAD: The possibility of tampering and manipulation of ballots seems to be the only major hurdle keeping overseas Pakistanis from exercising their right to franchise in the country’s elections...

    A team of senior Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) officials, during a briefing before a national assembly panel, admitted that postal balloting appeared to be the most feasible option...

  • Postal charges

    I would urge the postal department to undo the increase in the registration fee and realise that it is not just a business concern out to earn profits but a public utility service for the benefit of society...

  • Special persons to cast votes via postal ballot

    PESHAWAR: Provincial Election Commissioner Pir Maqbool Ahmed has said that persons with any physical disability will be allowed to cast their votes through postal ballot...

    The provincial election commissioner said that special persons, who were unable to walk or travel, could cast their votes in the next elections through postal ballot under Election Act, 2017...

  • Special persons allowed to vote via postal ballot

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday allowed people with physical disabilities to cast their votes through postal ballots...

    Editorial: The ECP must use its enhanced powers to keep electoral tensions in checkMeanwhile, the commission issued a code of conduct and guidelines for international observers, binding them to choose an area of election observation in ‘strict consultation’ with the ECP...

  • 3 arrested in Shangla for trying to steal postal ballots

    Shangla police on Monday arrested three suspects, including an official of Pakistan Post, over charges of stealing postal ballots, DawnNewsTV reported...

    Police recovered the ballots from a vehicle and arrested the local PML-N leader and his relative who were allegedly trying to steal the postal ballots from the post office in Alpuri, said SHO Sadiq Khan...

  • Textile, clothing exports grow 8pc

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s exports of textile and clothing products posted nearly eight per cent growth year-on-year to $3...

    One of the reasons for the revival in textile and clothing exports is the cash subsidy offered under the prime minister’s exports enhancement package...

  • Textile, clothing exports grow 7pc

    ISLAMABAD: Exports of textile and clothing recorded a growth of over seven per cent year-on-year in July-October, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported on Tuesday...

    The share of the textile and clothing sector in overall export proceeds stood at 62...

  • Import of second-hand clothing rises

    KARACHI: The import of second-hand clothing continues to thrive despite falling inflation during the outgoing fiscal year, official data released on Thursday showed...

    Importers attributed various reasons for rising import of used clothing...

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