Pakistan Post reforms approved by government

Pakistan Post reforms approved by government

ISLAMABAD (APP):Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Friday told Senate that the government has approved a reform agenda for Pakistan Post for meeting present day requirements.

During question hour in the House, the minister said the revenue of Pakistan Post is regularly on increase which is a potential proof that postal business is not on decline, nonetheless, there is mushroom proliferation of courier services, and alternate options are also available to the public.

Besides performing its core business of delivery of mail and remittance of money, Pakistan Post is already discharging over 50 agency functions on behalf of other organizations to improve its viability, he added.

The minister said that the work is in progress to launch Pakistan Post Logistics Company and Mobile Money Transfer service.

Meanwhile, to another question, he said the National Highway N-45 has started from Nowshera and ending at Chitral. Various contracts have successfully been completed and at present road up to Dir Upper have been upgraded and improved.

Sheikh Aftab said an amount of Rs 1100 million has been spent on N-45 in last two financial Years 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Shaikh Aftab said that work on Lowari Tunnel has been accelerated and it is expected to be opened for traffic during the current year.

The minister said that international standards road infrastructure projects including motorways are being constructed.

He said Islamabad-Lahore Motorway has also been repaired after 15 years.