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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...

    With its network of post offices across the country, the Pakistan Post mostly serves people who live in remote parts of the country without internet services or even electricity...

  • 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

    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...

    He urged political parties, media and civil society organisations to play their role in facilitating participation of the physically challenged people in the electoral process...

  • 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...

  • PTI MNA Fakhar Zaman responsible for NA-45 postal ballot rigging: ECP report

    An investigation report, made public on Wednesday by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), has found that PTI MNA Fakhar Zaman, in connivance with two officials, attempted to rig the NA-45 (Kurram tribal district) by-election through fake postal ballots...

    The 147-page report, compiled by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Joint Provincial Election Commissioner Haroon Khan Shinwari and Director (Elections) Khushal Zada, found Zaman to be...

  • Postal Life allowed to manage private pension funds

    ISLAMABAD: Postal Life Insurance Company Limited (PLICL) has been granted permission by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to manage private pension funds under the Voluntary Pension System (VPS)...

    PLICL is the first life insurance company to be granted the permission by the SECP...

  • Water supply from Khanpur Dam reduced for Pindi city, cantt areas

    RAWALPINDI: The supply of water from Khanpur Dam to Rawalpindi city and the cantonment areas has been reduced due to a decrease in the dam’s water level...

    The supply of water to Rawalpindi city was reduced from six million gallons daily (MGD) to 3MGD and that to the cantonment area was reduced from 8MGD to 4MGD, leading to a shortage of water in many localities...

  • SC asks Lahore Cantt Board, DHA, other bodies to give explanation over billboards

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed the Lahore Cantonment Board (LCB) and Defence Housing Authority (DHA), National Logistics Cell (NLC), National Highway Authority (NHA) and Pakistan Railways (PR) to give explanation about huge billboards put up in the provincial capital that may pose a threat to public safety...

    A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also questioned the role of the armed forces in...

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