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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 parliamentary committee asked officials concerned to take necessary measures for controlling fraud and consult NAB and the FIA for the recovery of embezzled money...

  • 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...

    The General Post Office (GPO) in Rawalpindi was established in 1876, and has been standing for 141 years...

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

    An official of Chitral GPO confirmed that no mail had reached here from Upper Dir for last six days, saying this did not happen for the first time as the contractor had made a habit of disrupting the mail delivery...

    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...

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

    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...

    The National Assembly’s Standing Committee for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources – chaired by Mir Aamer Ali Khan Magsi were briefed by ECP Additional Secretary Fida Muhammad, Punjab Provincial Election Commissioner Masood Malik and ECP...

  • Postal charges

    ONE morning I went to the post office for posting a letter under registered cover and was shocked to find that the registration fee has been raised from Rs20 to Rs30 effective...

    The sum of Rs20 was already a heavy charge for this facility and to raise it by one-third is downright fleecing the public...

  • 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...

  • ECP issues notice to Imran, Fazl for violation of code of conduct

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman for violation of the code of conduct ahead of by-elections in PK-8 (Peshawar)...

    An official of the ECP told Dawn that district election commissioner Inayatullah Khan Wazir, who is returning officer for the polls scheduled for May 12, had issued the...

  • Strict code of conduct for SECP employees

    ISLAMABAD: Under a strict code of conduct introduced on Tuesday, all the serving and retired senior officers of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) have been barred not only from politics but also befriending any stakeholder...

    The SECP Policy Board approved the code of conduct for the employees that was put it into effect immediately...

  • SECP notifies draft code of corporate governance

    ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has notified the draft Listed Companies (Code of Corporate Governance) 2017, under the newly promulgated Companies Act 2017...

    Limits directorship in listed companies to five from sevenIn addition, the regulations provide stringent quorum requirements for board meetings, mandatory attendance of directors in general meetings, development of significant policies and...

  • NA-120 by-polls: ECP serves notices to PML-N, PTI lawmakers for violating code of conduct

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday served notices to leaders of the ruling PML-N and PTI for spearheading their respective political campaigns before the by-polls in the NA-120 constituency, terming it a violation of the commission's code of conduct...

    State Minister for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry, Senator Pervez Rasheed, MNAs Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Maiza Hameed and Rukhsana Kokab, and MPA Saiful Malook Khokhar...

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