Islamabad: World Post Day is being observed today to mark the 138th anniversary of Universal Postal Union (UPU). It is the second oldest organization of the world and was established in 1874. The purpose of celebrating this day is to highlight the importance of postal services in facilitating contacts and strengthening bonds. I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to staff and officers of Pakistan Post on this occasion.
Universal Postal Union is instrumental into enhancing cooperation and building bridges amongst different nations and cultures. It has promoted the concept of ‘Global Village’ by declaring the whole world as “a single postal territory”.
There were apprehensions that with the onset of state-of-the-art means of communication, such as community websites i.e. facebook, twitter, courier services, internet and smart cell phones, the Postal Sector would not be able to keep pace with these digital development.
Realizing the cutting-edge competition and imperatives of technology-driven era, the postal sector reorganized itself and reinvented its relevance through innovative approach. This ability to adapt to changes explains the viability of postal sector in a world dominated by facebook, orkut and twitter.
Automation, diversification and a gradual shift to financial services have helped the postal industry to meet customers’ demand and maintain a decent share of the market. UPU’s role has helped the developing world in modernizing their postal networks.
I wish Pakistan Post a bright future.
For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
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