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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...

    Pakistan Post Director General Mashal Khan disclosed this during a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Communications, on Tuesday...

  • 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...

    Those issued special computerised national identity cards meant for physically impaired persons by the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) have been asked to apply with the returning officer concerned to avail the facility by July 5...

  • DC Sanghar begins inquiry into alleged rigging via postal ballots at Shahdadpur hospital

    Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sanghar Liaquat Ali Bhatti has begun an inquiry into the forcible marking of postal ballot papers of government employees at the Shahdadpur Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), Dawn learnt on Thursday...

    The DC, in his capacity as the monitoring officer of district Sanghar, called SIMS Director Dr Bachal Girwan and the additional district coordinator (ADC) for the National Programme for Family Planning and...

  • 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...

  • National Party to field candidates for LG polls in Punjab, Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: National Party (NP), which is a coalition partner in Balochistan government, on Sunday announced that it would participate in the upcoming local bodies elections in Punjab and the federal capital...

    “We will field candidates in the local bodies elections in almost all districts of Punjab, including Rawalpindi, and Islamabad,” NP’s Punjab President Ayub Malik told Dawn on Sunday...

  • Karachi, Lahore set to take on Islamabad, Peshawar in national finals

    KARACHI: The much awaited Qualifiers Round of Lahore and Karachi came to an end on April 15th when ‘Athletico Dejiwani’ from Karachi and ‘Fantastic 5’ from Lahore secured a place for their respective cities for April 23rd the day when winning teams from four cities — Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar - will compete to win ‘Neymar Jr’s Five Pakistan Champion 2017’ title...

    It is important to note here that the team that wins the...

  • Nigerian national detained at Islamabad airport for 'heroin possession'

    Airport Security Force (ASF) officials on Friday detained a Nigerian passenger at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) for allegedly possessing heroin, ASF sources told DawnNews...

    Investigators are probing as to whom the Nigerian national had purchased the drugs from during his stay in Pakistan, the sources said, adding that his suspected involvement in the supply of drugs to students of educational institutions in...

  • FIA arrests 'blacklisted' US national from Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) early Saturday morning said it arrested a "blacklisted" US national after he was granted entry by a FIA sub-inspector and his son at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA)...

    The US national, identified as Mathew Barret, was blacklisted from Pakistan in 2011 on charges of espionage...

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