Pakistan Post launches an unprecedented initiative for the pensioners across the country
ISLAMABAD - Pensioners who receive money through Pakistan Post will no longer have to stand in the long queues outside the banks to collect their dues as the national postal service is introducing a debit card facility for them.
A key official of the postal service spoke to APP on Tuesday. He told the state-owned agency that the initiative was taken after several complaints surfaced from the pensioners. ------------------------------
After December, Pakistan Post’s retired employees and heirs of the deceased ones will be able to collect their pensions from any nearby ATM, thanks to this debit card.
It was a long-standing issue as pensioners in their old age had to stand in long queues to collect their pensions from the post offices.
He noted that the facility will not only end pensioners’ woes but will also boost the department’s revenue by cutting on the ghost pensioners.
He credited the Minister for Postal Services Murad Saeed for successfully launching this venture within three months of the announcement. It was announced in October this year, on the occasion of 145th World Post Day.