ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The international ranking of the Pakistan Post has moved up from 94 to 62 during the last three years.
Replying to a question in writing, the Minister for Communications Asad Mahmood told the Senate on Friday that in 2018, Pakistan Post ranked at 94th position in the Universal Postal Union (UPU) but its rank went up during the last three years to 62nd position in 2021.
Pakistan Post has devised the following strategies/plan to improve its performance during the last three years;
Digitization of Mail Hubs
All Mail Hubs have been digitized. Now all booked mail is scanned and can be tracked at official website of Pakistan Post i.e. www.ep.gov.pk
Model Mail Hub in Islamabad and Renovation in others locations
A Model Mail Hub was set up in Islamabad and necessary renovation and furnishing of around 28 mail hubs is in progress.
Prime Minister’s Home Remittance Initiative in Collaboration with NBP
PPOD has launched Prime Minister’s Home Remittance Initiative in 500 Post Offices in collaboration with National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) for an economical solution to facilitate overseas Pakistanis to send their hard-earned money to their loved ones in Pakistan.
PPOD launched this new Service for foolproof and quick delivery of International Mail collaboration with leading international couriers.
Securing Bulk users Business especially the Government Departments
PPOD has secured bulk user business during the last three years and now most of government organizations/ departments are preferring “Pakistan Post” for receipt and delivery of their important official documents.
Digital Franchise Post Offices
Digital Franchise Post Offices (DFPOs) were launched through Pakistan Post Foundation in major cities of the Country. Up till now IDs for 3379 Digital Franchised Post Offices stand issued and more than 700 DFPOs are made functional. Additional revenue of Rs 53.13 million has been earned without spending anything from PPOD budget.
Logistics Project– A reputed International firm KPMG has been hired as Transaction Advisor. Agreement with KPMG has been signed on 01-01-2022. It will complete the required Task in 40 weeks. First deliverable i.e. Inception Report has been submitted by KPMG on 18-02-2022.
Revival of Electronic Money Orders (EMO)
EMO service had to be suspended a few years back because of software issues. Now this service has been revived with new features indigenously.
UMS Plus – on the pattern of EMS Plus spade work of a newservice has been completed. It aims to target the segment of market which is quality conscious.
Dispatch of Passports to Expats through PPOD since November 2021 – Previously this was being done by DHL.
Enhanced Revenue to the tune of Rs 15 billion in three years as compared to corresponding period of previous three years.